15th October 2022 - At 9:50 PM Tehran Time, a huge explosion was heard which shook the windows of surrounding buildings. Some prisoners could be seen and heard on the roof of the Prison with chants of “death to the dictator, death to Khamenei.”.

According to reports from the scene, people from different parts of Tehran rushed to the Evin Prison to protest and prevent more security forces from raiding the jail and slaughtering prisoners. Security forces have been dispatched to disperse the crowd.

An eyewitness close to Evin Prison reported at 10:30 p.m. Tehran time: “The prisoners went toward the prison walls and security guards let the dogs loose into the prison and untied their collars. The deafening sound of barking can be heard outside the prison. There is a constant sound of grenade explosions overlapping the barrage of gunfire.”

One of the prisoners’ families in front of Evin Prison said: “We heard 3 explosions similar to RPGs or mortars. Special forces of the provincial guards raided Evin Prison. The regime is trying to send Basij forces from different parts of Tehran to fight the people who gathered here.”

The state-run Tasnim news agency claimed: “Immediately after a conflict between prisoners and a fire breaking out of a sewing workshop, the prison officials took action to control the conflict and the fire station located in the prison immediately started the fire extinguishing operation and now the fire has been contained and extinguished.”

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