Nobel Peace Prize Winner Narges Mohammadi Remains in Prison Along With Many Women’s Rights Activists in Iran
The Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR) welcomes the decision to award the 2023 Nobel Peace Prize to Iranian woman human rights defender Narges Mohammadi. In 2015, Mohammadi was imprisoned for standing against the death penalty but released for health reasons in October 2020 before being arrested again on November 16, 2021. Mohammadi has been sentenced to 31 years in prison and 154 lashes. The Norwegian Nobel Committee said it gave the Peace Prize to Mohammadi, “for her fight against the oppression of women in Iran and her fight to promote human rights and freedom for all. Her brave struggle has come with tremendous personal costs.” Even in prison, Mohammadi has not been silenced, and on September 15, 2023, she organized a sit-in inside Evin Prison, a day ahead of the anniversary of the death in custody of 22-year-old Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini (also known as Jina Amini). The GCHR calls for the release of Mohammadi and all those imprisoned for defending women’s rights and an end to repressive laws used to control women.
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