Iran’s Evin Prison Set on Fire as Protests Spread

TEHRAN — A fire on Saturday engulfed an Iranian detention center known for holding political prisoners, including protesters from the protests that have swept the country, as The uprising against the Islamic Republic entered its second month with no sign of abating.

Since opening five decades ago under the shah, the Evin prison has been a symbol of political repression in Iran. It has been the detention center for countless anti-government protesters since the September 16 death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman in police custody for allegedly failing to comply with strict regulations. about Muslim clothing. .

https://www.wsj.com/articles/irans-evin-prison-set-on-fire-as-protests-spread-11665868463 Iran’s Evin Prison Set on Fire as Protests Spread

Edmund DeMarche

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