Acasă Actualitate 8 burn to death in Iran prison amongst protests

8 burn to death in Iran prison amongst protests

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At least eight people were killed and dozens more were injured after a significant fire broke out at a notorious prison housing political prisoners and anti-government activists in Tehran, semi-official Tasnim news agency reports, citing the country’s judiciary.

After five weeks of nationwide anti-government protests triggered by the death of a young woman in police custody, one of several videos on Twitter showed large flames and plumes of smoke rising from Tehran’s Evin Prison.

In another video shot outside the prison, gunshots and screams are heard from inside the facility, which is also known to hold foreign citizens.

Citing Iran’s judiciary, IRNA reported that the blaze started after inmates set fire to prison uniforms at a warehouse and after „skirmishes” between prisoners and staff members.

The agency added that four people died from smoke inhalation and that 61 others were injured. Four people were in critical condition. It was later reported that another four of those who had been injured had died, according to Tasnim.


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