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Photos: Qasr Prison Museum in Tehran

Photos by Hamidreza Dastjerdi, ISNA

Qasr Prison in Tehran was one of the oldest prisons housing political prisoners. In 2008, Qasr was closed and turned into a museum. Qasr was originally a palace built in 1790 at the time of Qajar king, Fath-ali Shah by the Russian architect Markov. The palace was converted into a prison and inaugurated by Reza Shah on December 2, 1929.

Qasr prison had 192 rooms for a total of 700 prisoners, among which about 100 cells were solitary.

This Qajar-era building was comprised of gardens like Eshrat-abad, Heshmatieh, Saltanat-abad, Malek, Negarestan, and Baghe Shah of which no traces apart from their names are left today.


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