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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.[1]

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.

It is minutes away from the Darakeh hiking trail. Hiking is a national pastime in Iran, and this trail thus brings many tourists to the area.[2]


  1. ^ "Tehran Photos". Arash Dejkam's Iran Pages. Retrieved 6 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Images of Tehran". Iran Online.

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