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Evin prison fire: Gun shots and sirens heard at notorious detention centre

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A fire has broken out at Iran's notorious Evin prison, with footage posted online showing flames and smoke billowing from the area. Gun shots and alarms have been reported as coming from the jail, the primary site for detaining political prisoners. State media say calm has been restored to the prison, and has blamed "criminal elements" for the blaze.
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