Iranian Human Rights Society, October 16, 2022; According to the initial reports, the events of Evin prison started with a fire (or riot) at 9 o’clock in Ward 7 of this prison (Chronology of Evin prison events)
Chronology of Evin prison events – The extent of the Evin prison disaster has not yet been determined
Iranian Human Rights Society, October 16, 2022; According to the initial reports, the events of Evin prison started with a fire (or riot) at 9 o’clock in Ward 7 of this prison. At the same time, the prison guard opened fire and the prison alarm sounded. The fire spread quickly, and the lives of the prisoners were in serious danger. Following this fire, the terrible sounds of the explosion shook the area so that it was said that the glass of the nearby buildings was broken.
On the other hand, the prisoners of Ward 8 also tried to enter Ward 7 to help. A large number of people from Tehran went to Evin prison to help the prisoners.
It is worth mentioning that the Iranian Human Rights Society published news two days ago that four political prisoners were transferred from Evin prison to an unknown place. And the protest of political prisoners in Evin prison with anti-government slogans for this reason. Also, during these events, the prison guard had also come to the prison yard with slogans and showed his strength.
Cornology of events in Evin prison
Evin prison – Sunday, October 16
One of the victims of the 8th Ward, named Saeed Mozafari, was identified. He was sentenced to two years and was in prison for theft. He was killed by a direct shot of the prison guards from ward eight.
Dozens of political prisoners of Ward 8 of Evin were injured by shotguns and war bullets. Some were transferred to ward four hospital, ward seven has been completely destroyed.
Yashar Tawhidi was injured in the leg and was hospitalized in Evin Hospital. And Abbas Azramvand was injured in the finger area.
Mustafa Nili announced: “A number of political prisoners were taken out of Ward 8 of Evin last night by the special guard after the clashes ended.” And there is still no information about the place they were transferred to.”
Atena Daemi wrote: “A few ambulances and two buses under protection with the support of the security forces left the prison at around 4:00 AM. People or destination is not known. The roads have been opened since 6:00 AM, but the IRGC has placed checkpoints in several places.
Prisoners’ families have gathered in front of the prison door.Chronology of Evin prison events
Evin prison – Saturday, October 15
Immediately, people from the neighboring areas of Evin quickly tried to reach the prison, but the roads were also closed and many remained on the roads.
Meanwhile, IRNA news agency quoted a senior security official as saying that there was a conflict between prisoners and Evin prison personnel. And after that, the warehouse of the prisoners’ clothes has caught fire. But Athena Daemi, a former political prisoner who has been incarcerated in the same prison, wrote in a tweet that this claim was a lie. “All shops will be closed at the same time as the Azan (Maghrib call to prayer) and the sewing workshop, and all workshops will be closed.”
Radio Farda wrote in a report narrated by a political prisoner from inside Evin prison
On Saturday evening, at a quarter past 9, there was a riot in Ward 7 of Evin prison. Officers started shooting very brutally. And they also provoked prisoners of ward eight, prisoners of ward eight wanted to help and stop the killing.”
This prisoner added: “After that, all the prisoners of ward eight were attacked and shot directly. 10 to 15 people were shot by bullets and one by war bullets. It seems that the person was shot through the window of the room, and he was bleeding profusely.”
International reactions Chronology of Evin prison events
On the sidelines of his speech in Portland, Oregon, Joe Biden told reporters about the fire at Owen Prison. “Iranian government is so cruel that people have a deep respect for those who protest in the streets. I must admit that I am surprised, not by reaction of the government, but by the courage of people.
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