16 Oct 2022

Iran: At least four dead in Evin prison fire

International Editor

At least four people have been killed and more than 60 others injured after a fire at Tehran’s notorious Evin prison, according to Iran’s state news agency.

Video footage showed flames and smoke rising from the jail, where political prisoners and anti government activists are held, while gunshots and explosions could be heard.

Anti-government unrest triggered by the death of a young woman in police custody has been going on now for more than four weeks.