The prisoners allegedly set fire to a textile warehouse and clashed with guards. It was possible to restore the system now.
The riots took place in the infamous Evin prison, which houses many political prisoners, including foreigners. Many people arrested in the recent protests have also been transferred to this prison. The attorney general said there was no connection between the uprising and the protests. But what exactly happened in prison cannot be determined independently.
There were reports on social media of shots being fired around and inside the prison. Pictures were also exchanged showing flames and large plumes of smoke rising from the building.
Protests have been going on in Iran for weeks. Unrest in the country arose after the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini. She died in police custody last month after the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice arrested her for allegedly wearing the hijab loosely. On Saturday, there were also protests across the country, which were increasingly openly directed against the government.
Previous photos from prison
The prison is notorious for the atrocities that take place there. Guards abuse and torture prisoners. Last year, hackers released images from surveillance cameras showing torture:
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