Qasr Prison

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Qasr Prison (زندان قصر) was a prison in Tehran. It was one of the oldest Iranian political prisons. At 2008 it closed forever and is to be turned into a museum.[1]

History[edit]

It was built by the order of Fat′h Ali Shah of the Qajar dynasty in 1790 in the form of a palace. It was the first prison in Iran in which the prisoners got their legal advantages.[1]

Following the Iranian revolution in 1979, most of the Shah's civil and military officials were detained and executed at the prison, including Nader Jahanbani, Amir Hossein Rabi'i.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Iranian Political Prisoner Cells to Turn into a Museum, Peyvand News, March 1, 2005
  2. ^ "Shah's air force chief executed". The Telegraph-Herald (Tehran). UPI. 9 April 1979. Retrieved 31 July 2013. 

Coordinates: 35°43′25″N 51°26′54″E / 35.72361°N 51.44833°E / 35.72361; 51.44833