Nobel Peace Prize was given to Narges Mohammadi, a jailed activist who is known to fight against the oppression of women in Iran.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee recognised Mohammadi’s ‘brave struggle’ to promote human rights and freedom for all.
Mohammadi, an engineer and columnist, was also part of Defenders of Human Rights Center, an organisation founded by Nobel Peace laureate Shirin Ebadi
The Iranian activist has been arrested her 13 times, convicted five times, and sentenced to a total of 31 years in prison and 154 lashes.
Noble committee linked Mohammadi to ‘Woman-Life-Freedom’, a motto used by pro-reform Iranian protestors. Thousands used the slogan in 2022 protests.
Large protests erupted in Iran in 2022 after the death of Mahsa Jina Amini, who died in custody of Iran's morality police.
Iran had a violent crackdown on the protestors, with at least 500 deaths being reported. More than 20,000 demonstrators were held by the police.
Mohammadi participated in protests from captivity. She expressed support and solidarity with demonstrators, which meant stricter punishments for her.