MPs visit Evin prison, view footage of inmate’s suicide

January 31, 2018

TEHRAN – Ten Iranian lawmakers visited the Evin prison for three hours on Tuesday afternoon to visit those detained in the recent unrest.

The head of Majlis Judicial and Legal Committee Allahyar Malekshahi said on Tuesday that while at the prison the group of MPs viewed CCTV footage of the suicide of a young man while in custody, ISNA reported

The MPs were accompanied by head of Prisons Organization and also director general for prisons in Tehran Province.

They had requested to visit the Evin Prison after reports emerged that one of the detainees had committed suicide.

MH/PA
 

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