Evin is a neighbourhood in the north of Tehran.
The district consists of an old section, filled with orchards and gardens of old houses, and a new section, with high rises and skyscrapers.
It is adjacent to Shahid Beheshti University campus and is notorious for the nearby Evin Prison, a detention centre famous for atrocities committed against political prisoners, both in the pre-1979 period and in the post-revolutionary period.
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