Narges Mohammadi is one of the prominent human rights activists in Iran, who has worked for women’s rights and the abolition of public punishment. He was declared the winner of the 2023 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts
Because of these human rights activities, he has spent parts of the last two decades in prison.
Britt Rhys Andersen, head of the Nobel Committee in Oslo, said that Narges Mohammadi had been honored with the prize “for her fight against oppression of women in Iran and for her efforts to strengthen human rights and freedom for all”.
Narges Mohammadi is the Vice President of Human Rights Defenders Center, which was established by Shirin Ebadi, winner of the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize.
According to the organization “Defenders of the Frontline of Human Rights”, Ms. Mohammadi is currently serving a 12-year prison term in Tehran’s Evin prison. According to this organization, he has been sentenced to prison on several charges, including propaganda against the regime.
“His valiant effort has cost him dearly personally,” said Rees Andersen. In total, he was arrested by the regime 13 times, sentenced five times and sentenced to a total of 31 years in prison and 154 lashes.
However, the United Nations requested the release of Narges Mohammadi. The United Nations has requested the Iranian government to release Narges Mohammadi and all human rights defenders from prisons.
Reacting to the announcement of the Nobel Peace Prize to Narges Mohammadi, the United Nations Human Rights Office said: “Iranian women have been an inspiration to the world.”
A total of 259 people and 92 organizations were nominated for this award this year. Mahbubeh Siraj, a women’s rights activist from Afghanistan, was also among the nominees for this award
meena Habib Reporter