The rate of death among women due to addiction has increased 8.5% in Iran in the past six months compared to the same period last year.
This was announced by Mohammad Reza Ghadirzadeh, Head of the Center of Studies on Addiction in the Coroner’s Office.
“166 women died during the first six months of this (Iranian) year (March – September) which shows an 8.5% surge compared to the 150 women who died last year,” he said.
This official expert also acknowledged in his remarks that “consumption of narcotic drugs has increased among women and consequently, the number of deaths due to overdose has also increased.” (The state-run Mehr news agency – October 31, 2017)
Poverty, suppression and deprivation of women under the rule of misogynist mullahs has had an impact on the increasing numbers of Iranian women committing suicide or resorting to drugs.