Evin Prison Burns During Protests
A fire Saturday ravaged an Iranian detention complex infamous for harboring political detainees.
Including demonstrators from the countrywide revolt.
Evin Prison has been a symbol of Iran's political persecution since it opened under the monarchy.
Untold numbers of demonstrators have been detained there since the Sept. 16 death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman in police custody for allegedly not following Islamic dress code.
State television reported that a sewing workshop was set on fire by jailed demonstrators & Evin Prison guards.
Gunshots and explosions may be heard in videos of Evin Prison in northern Tehran.
State media said that Iranian authorities controlled the fire & captives by Saturday evening.
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