6 October 2023: Narges Mohammadi has been awarded the 2023 Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of her fight against oppression of women in Iran and to promote human rights and freedom for all.
“The award to Narges Mohammadi follows a long tradition in which the Norwegian Nobel Committee has awarded the Peace Prize to those working to advance social justice, human rights, and democracy,” the official statement said.
The Iranian government has so far detained Narges Mohammadi 13 times, tried her five times, and sentenced her to a total of 31 years in prison and 154 lashes.
Narges Safie Mohammadi, born on 21 April 1972, is an Iranian human rights activist and vice president of the Defenders of Human Rights Center (DHRC) headed by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi.
In May 2016, she was sentenced in Tehran to 16 years’ imprisonment for establishing and running “a human rights movement that campaigns for the abolition of death penalty.”
Later on, she became journalist and worked for several reformist newspapers, and published a book of political essays titled The Reforms, the Strategy and the Tactics.