Following the riot of prisoners at Adel-Abad Prison of Shiraz and clashes between them and the guards, numerous prisoners could escape. The exact statistics are unknown.
The Janet County Sheriff’s Office reports on Sunday night, March 29, 2020, about 200 inmates escaped of which 70 got arrested again.
According to a guard in Adel-Abad, a prison authority was injured and one guard was killed. Local sources report that the prisoners cut off the fence of the 3rd floor and fled through the roof.
The city of Shiraz has become militarized and riot police is deployed around the city and prison. Adel-Abad Prison has cut off all communication.
It is reported that many prisoners got infected with the coronavirus and no medical care is being provided to them.
In Pir-bano’ Prison, located 25km from Shiraz, where drug-related convicts are held, locals report about uprisings since Sunday morning, March 29, 2020. People couldn’t provide them with help due to its location.
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