US: Iran ‘responsible’ for safety of Americans in Evin prison


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US: Iran ‘responsible’ for safety of Americans in Evin prison
State Department spokesman Ned Price says Washington watching events at notorious facility ‘with urgency’ after clashes and fire reported on site

The US State Department said Saturday that Iran was accountable for the safety of Americans held at Evin prison, after fire and clashes erupted at the notorious Tehran facility. “Iran is fully responsible for the safety of our wrongfully detained citizens, who should be released immediately,” State Department Spokesman Ned Price tweeted, adding that Washington was following reports on the incident “with urgency.”

The events at Evin prison Saturday night came as the protest movement sparked by Mahsa Amini’s death in custody entered its fifth week. The facility in northern Tehran is infamous for the ill-treatment of political prisoners and also holds foreign detainees. Hundreds of those detained during the demonstrations over Amini’s death have reportedly been sent there.