Oct 06, 2023
By Jane Brown
Imprisoned activist Narges Mohammadi has won the Nobel Peace Prize.
Mohammadi has campaigned for women’s rights, democracy and against the death penalty in Iran for years.
The 51-year-old has done her work despite facing numerous arrests and spending years in prison for her activism.
Even from prison, the human rights defender has been an inspiration to women in her country and around the world.
Mohammadi has been subjected to prolonged solitary confinement and intense psychological torture.
She has been denied access to medications, resulting in the worsening of already serious health conditions.
“Her brave struggle has come with tremendous personal costs. Altogether, the regime has arrested her 13 times, convicted her 5 times, and sentenced her to a total of 31 years in prison and 154 lashes,” explained Norwegian Nobel Committee Chair Berit Reiss-Andersen in announcing the prize Friday in Oslo.
Narges Mohammadi is the 19th woman and second Iranian woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize.