Evin prison is notable for keeping political prisoners, dissidents and dual Iranian nationals [File: Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA]

The Australian government said on Wednesday that three of its citizens had been detained in Iran, the latest Westerners to be held by authorities in Tehran.

“The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is providing consular assistance to the families of three Australians detained in Iran,” a spokesperson told AFP.

“Due to our privacy obligations, we will not comment further.”

In London,The Times newspaper reported earlier that two British-Australian women were being kept in Tehran’s Evin prison.

Iran MPs to visit detained protesters in Tehran’s Evin prison

Located in northern part of capital, Evin prison is notable for keeping

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