DUBAI, Aug 24 (Reuters) - The head of Iran's prisons apologised on Tuesday for "bitter events" in Tehran's Evin prison after videos leaked by hackers showed beatings of prisoners, a rare admission of abuse by authorities.
It was a rare admission of human rights abuses in Iran, which often has dismissed criticism of its human rights record as baseless.
Evin prison, which mostly holds detainees facing security charges, has long been criticised by Western rights groups and it was blacklisted by the U.S. government in 2018 for "serious human rights abuses".
In July, Iran faced cyberattacks on the website of its transport ministry and the state railway company.
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