Iran official acknowledges videos of Evin prison abuse real

On Tuesday the head of Iran’s prison system acknowledged that videos purportedly obtained by a self-described hacker group that shows abuses at the Islamic Republic’s notorious Evin prison are real, saying he took responsibility for the “unacceptable behaviors.”
The comment by Mohammad Mehdi Hajjmohammadi came the day after parts of the videos and a report were published about the abuse at the facility in northern Tehran, long known for holding political prisoners and those with ties to the West whom Iran uses as bargaining chips in international negotiations.
Writing on Twitter, Hajjmohammadi vowed to “avoid the repeat of such bitter incidents as well as confront the perpetrators.”