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Iranian Narges Mohammadi receives the 2023 Nobel Peace Prize

He Nobel Peace Prize 2023 was awarded to Iranian human rights activist Narges Mohammadi.

The activist is currently serving a long sentence in evin prison in Tehran.

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The Nobel committee noted that Mohammadi receives the prize for “her fight against the oppression of women in Iran and for her efforts to promote human rights and freedom for all.”

“In 2011 she was arrested for the first time and sentenced to several years in prison for his efforts to help imprisoned activistsand their families,” the committee said.

The Nobel committee’s decision to award the peace prize to Narges Mohammadi comes after more than a year of protests led by women in the country.

The Nobel committee mentions in its statement Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman whose death in Iranian police custody last year triggered a year of anti-government protests in the country.

Narges Mohammadi is serving a long prison sentence in Tehran. (Getty Images).

“The motto of the protests – ‘women, life, freedom’ – aptly expresses the dedication to Narges Mohammadi’s work,” said Berit Reiss-Andersen, head of the Norwegian Nobel Committee in Oslo.

“She fights for women against discrimination and systemic oppression,” she says.

Support women’s struggle for living “a full and dignified life”.

Unrest in Iran following Amini’s death quickly spread across the country, with demands ranging from greater freedoms to the overthrow of the state.

Images of defiant Iranian women setting fire to their veils and shouting “women, life, freedom” went around the world.

The authorities heavily repressed the protests and they largely subsided.

In announcing the prize for Mohammadi, the Nobel Committee stated who hopes Iran will release the activist from prison so you can attend the awards ceremony in December.

“If the Iranian authorities make the right decision, they will release her so she can be present and receive this honor, which is what we mainly hope for,” said Berit Reiss-Andersen, head of the Nobel Committee.

Source: Elcomercio

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