“Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Jailed Iranian Human Rights Activist Narges Mohammadi for Her Fight Against Women’s Oppression”
Narges Mohammadi, a 51-year-old Iranian human rights activist imprisoned in Tehran’s Evin prison, has been honored with the Nobel Peace Prize. The Nobel committee commended her as a “freedom fighter” for her tireless efforts in combating the oppression of women in Iran. Mohammadi is currently serving a lengthy jail sentence on charges of “spreading propaganda,” but her family conveyed her gratitude, emphasizing the historic significance of her win in the struggle for freedom in Iran.
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who was also detained in Evin prison alongside Mohammadi, expressed her joy at the news, describing her fellow inmate as an “inspiration” to women within the prison. The United Nations and the head of Ukraine’s Center for Civil Liberties, the recipient of the Peace Prize the previous year, joined in paying tribute to Mohammadi’s remarkable efforts.
However, an Iranian news agency criticized the Nobel committee’s decision, alleging that Mohammadi had been recognized for actions perceived as a threat to Iran’s national security.