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Known political prisoner detention sites

The following list is compiled from the Islamic Republic's official prison website, confirmed reports on specific political prisoners, and Amnesty International's 2010 report on prisoners of conscience.

  • Criminal Department Detention Centre 59 in Tehran
  • Army Intelligence Organization Detention Centre
  • Public Places Detention Centre 60
  • Defense Ministry Intelligence Department Centre, known as 64
  • Police Intelligence Department Centre
  • Revolutionary Guards Security Intelligence Department Centre
  • Revolutionary Guards Intelligence Department Centre
  • Section 209 of Evin Prison
  • Criminal Investigations Detention Centre in Shahr-e Rey
  • Rey Counter-Narcotics Headquarters
  • The Centre at Police Station 160 in Khazaneh
  • Unit 3 of Qezel-Hesar Jail in Karaj
  • Kharvin Correctional Facility at Varamin, southern Tehran province
  • Varamin Criminal Department detention center in southern Tehran province
  • Shahriar Criminal Department detention center
  • Shahriar Counter-Narcotics Headquarters detention center
  • Adel Abad Prison in Shiraz, southern Iran
  • Bandar Abbas Prison in Hormozgan province, southern Iran
  • Dastgerd Prison in Esfahan, central Iran
  • Dizel Abad Prison in Kermanshah, western Iran
  • Kermanshah Central Prison, Kermanshah province in western Iran
  • Karoun Prison in Ahvaz, Khuzestan province, south-western Iran
  • Langaroud Prison, Gilan Province, northern Iran
  • Maku Prison, West Azerbaijan province, north-western Iran
  • Qezel Hesar Prison near Karaj, Tehran province
  • Qom Prison, central Iran
  • Raja’i Shahr Prison, also known as Gohardasht, in Karaj
  • Sanandaj Central Prison, in Kordestan province, western Iran
  • Sepidar Prison in Ahvaz
  • Vakilabad Prison in Mashhad, north-eastern Iran
  • Prison in Zahedan, Sistan-Baluchistan province, south-eastern Iran
  • Towhid (possibly shut down in August 2000, but is unofficial, so it may be open) in Tehran, Iran
  • Zanjan Prison in Zanjan province, north-west Iran
  • "Minus 4" (basement of the Interior Ministry, central Tehran)
  • Kahrizak detention center, operated by the Judiciary, in southern Tehran
  • Gohardasht, in Karaj
  • Orumiyeh Central Prison in Orumiyeh, capital of West Azerbaijan province, north-western Iran
  • Saghez Prison in Saghez (NW Kurdish region)
  • Intel Ministry detention center in in Zahedan, capital of Sistan and Baluchesta province in southeastern Iran
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