Iran Prison Fire Erupts Amid Continued Protests

WASHINGTON — Iran said four inmates were killed and 61 injured in a towering fire at Tehran’s Evin prison, a facility where political prisoners and anti-government activists are detained.

State television Sunday aired video apparently showing that calm had been restored at the facility. The judiciary said the four died of smoke inhalation and that four of the injured were in critical condition.

The fire erupted Saturday amid ongoing protests, now in their fifth week, sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman held by the country’s morality police for failing to properly cover her hair with a hijab.


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