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Speaking of Iran

Tehran's Notorious Evin Prison May Become Public Park

May 12, 2015
Speaking of Iran
Tehran's Notorious Evin Prison May Become Public Park
Tehran's Notorious Evin Prison May Become Public Park

AFP 

BY ARTHUR MACMILLAN

 

It is Iran's most notorious jail, renowned for housing political activists, but if Tehran's mayor has his way Evin Prison will close and be transformed into a public park.

A concrete monstrosity, guarded by razor wire atop high walls on the edge of a highway in the north of the capital, Evin has been a target of reports by rights monitors such as Amnesty International, alleging maltreatment of inmates by authorities there.

 

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