/ 09 October 2023

A win from prison…

Narges Mohammadi

Iranian human rights activist Narges Mohammadi has won the 2023 Nobel Peace Prize for her role in the fight for women’s rights. In total, Mohammadi has been sentenced to 31 years in prison for efforts. And last year, she told the BBC about the abuse female prisoners are subject to, particularly those who support democratic reforms. “We will not back down,” she wrote. The United Nations said the award highlighted “the courage and determination of the women of Iran and how they are an inspiration to the world”. And the Nobel organisation has urged Iran to release Mohammadi from jail so she could attend the prize ceremony in December, but that’s unlikely… Iran says her win aligns with “the interventionist and anti-Iran policies of some European countries”. 

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