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Fire At Iran’s Notoriously Brutal Evin Prison Resulted In Eight Injuries, Government Media

Iranian state news agency IRNA, at least eight people were injured in a fire at the Evin prison in northern Tehran. On Saturday night, many videos uploaded on social media showed a large, black cloud of smoke billowing near the prison.

The fire has been extinguished, according to Tehran Governor Mohsen Mansouri, and “quiet has been restored.” He also stated that the fire was started by inmates. The authorities arrest political dissidents in Tehran’s notoriously brutal Evin Prison.

Mansouri stated that the jail’s environs are being monitored over and kept under control, and that the situation there is currently completely under control.

Iranian security official, “thugs” set fire to the warehouse storing the prison outfits, as earlier reported by IRNA.

Bullets could be heard and Iranian special forces could be seen approaching on the location where the supposed jail is located, according to footage posted on social media by the activist organisation 1500tasvir.

The other hostages, according to the Iranian official, have returned to their cells, while the “rioters” have been segregated from the other convicts, according to IRNA. Right now, I’m inside.

Tehran prosecutor Ali Salehi, the “fight” within the prison is unrelated to the countrywide protests that have erupted after a young woman died while in police custody, he claimed in an interview with official television IRIB.

Mahsa Amini, 22, died in September after being detained by the nation’s morality police for allegedly failing to properly wear her hijab. Since then, Iranian authorities have initiated a severe crackdown on demonstrators who have come together to express a wide range of grievances against the country’s totalitarian administration.

Salehi, the ward for security inmates is fundamentally different and separate from the cells for thieves and financial criminals where the fire and battle occurred. “Today’s prisoner disagreement has nothing to do with earlier riots,” he stressed.

Tehran’s prosecutor, Wards 7 and 8 were overcrowded, and the fire, which he alleged was started by particular convicts, was the main issue. He said that the jail and its environs are now under control.

Witnesses, security agents at Tehran’s Sharif University attacked, dismissed, and imprisoned students. According to an Amnesty International research, about two dozen children were killed during the protests last month.

According to the report, security agents murdered at least 23 children, some as young as 11, in the final ten days of September.

An Iranian official stated earlier this week that youngsters who participate in public protests are imprisoned and sent to psychiatric facilities.

CNN’s Negar Mahmoodi, Gianluca Mezzofiore, Jomana Karadsheh in Istanbul, and Niamh Kennedy in London contributed to this story.

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