Fire and Clashes at Iran's Evin Prison Amid Mahsa Amini Protests
The facility in northern Tehran is infamous for the ill-treatment of political prisoners and also holds foreign detainees. Hundreds of those detained during the demonstrations over Amini's death have reportedly been sent there.
Iran videos show smoke rising at Tehran prison holding political prisoners, shots heard
DUBAI - Online videos appeared to show smoke rising from Evin prison in the Iranian capital Tehran which holds political prisoners, as shots and an alarm could be heard on Saturday. "Gunshots can be heard from Evin Prison and smoke can be seen," the activist website 1500tasvir said. There was no immediate comment by officials or reports from state media. (Reporting by Dubai newsroom)
Firefighters tackling blaze at Iran’s notorious Evin prison as gunshots reported
Alarms heard and special forces reported at prison blacklisted by US for human rights abusesFirefighters are tackling a blaze at Evin prison in the Iranian capital, Tehran, which holds political prisoners, as shots and an alarm could be heard on Saturday.State media quoted a security official, who was not named, who said the situation at the prison was “calm” after unrest in a section of the jail holding “thugs”.Continue reading...
Blaze, shots heard from prison in Iran capital amid protests
A huge fire blazed at a notorious prison where political prisoners and anti-government activists are kept in the Iranian capital. Online videos and local media reported gunshots, as nationwide protests in Iran entered a fifth week.