Women-Life-Freedom: Iranian activist gets Nobel Peace Prize

By Editorji News Desk
Published on | Oct 06, 2023

Nobel Peace Prize 2023

Nobel Peace Prize was given to Narges Mohammadi, a jailed activist who is known to fight against the oppression of women in Iran.

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'Brave struggle'

The Norwegian Nobel Committee recognised Mohammadi’s ‘brave struggle’ to promote human rights and freedom for all.

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Who is Narges Mohammadi?

Mohammadi, an engineer and columnist, was also part of Defenders of Human Rights Center, an organisation founded by Nobel Peace laureate Shirin Ebadi

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Persecution by Iran

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.

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Noble committee linked Mohammadi to ‘Woman-Life-Freedom’, a motto used by pro-reform Iranian protestors. Thousands used the slogan in 2022 protests.

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Protests in Iran

Large protests erupted in Iran in 2022 after the death of Mahsa Jina Amini, who died in custody of Iran's morality police.

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Iran's violent response

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.

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‘The more they lock up, the stronger we get’

Mohammadi participated in protests from captivity. She expressed support and solidarity with demonstrators, which meant stricter punishments for her.

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