Iranian human rights advocate Narges Mohammadi recognized for her relentless efforts against women’s oppression and promotion of human rights.
Oslo: Renowned Iranian human rights activist Narges Mohammadi has been honored with the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize for 2023 in recognition of her unwavering commitment to combating the oppression of women in Iran and her tireless advocacy for human rights and freedom.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee proudly announced its decision to award the 2023 Nobel Peace Prize, carrying a value of 11 million Swedish crowns (approximately $1 million), to Narges Mohammadi. Despite being imprisoned, she becomes the 19th woman to receive this esteemed accolade.
The award ceremony is scheduled to take place in Oslo on December 10, commemorating the death anniversary of Alfred Nobel, the founder of the Nobel Peace Prize, as outlined in his 1895 will.
Narges Mohammadi is a prominent figure among human rights activists in Iran, a nation known for its challenging environment concerning women’s rights. Her advocacy gained prominence following the tragic death of Mahsa Amini, a young Kurdish woman who died while in the custody of the morality police, leading to widespread protests.
Notably, Narges Mohammadi has faced 13 arrests, five convictions, and sentences totaling 31 years in prison and 154 lashes. The Nobel Prize website acknowledges that her courageous struggle has come at great personal cost.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee recognizes Narges Mohammadi as a woman, human rights advocate, and freedom fighter. By awarding her this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, they seek to honor her fearless dedication to human rights, freedom, and democracy in Iran.
Currently serving multiple sentences in a Tehran prison, Narges Mohammadi continues to be a symbol of resilience and hope in the face of adversity.
Furthermore, she holds the position of Deputy Head at the Defenders of Human Rights Center, a non-governmental organization led by Shirin Ebadi, the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize laureate.