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| 13 July 2024, Saturday |

Iranian human rights activist Narges Mohammadi gets Nobel Peace Prize

Narges Mohammadi has been honored with the Nobel Peace Prize for 2023 in recognition of her tireless efforts to combat the suppression of women in Iran and her dedicated advocacy for the advancement of human rights and freedom for everyone.

Narges Mohammadi has been honored with the Nobel Peace Prize for 2023 in recognition of her tireless efforts to combat the suppression of women in Iran and her dedicated advocacy for the advancement of human rights and freedom for everyone.
Mohammadi was born in Zanjan, Iran and grew up in Qorveh, (Kurdistan), Karaj and Oshnaviyeh. She attended Imam Khomeini International University, receiving a degree in physics, and became a professional engineer. During her university career, she wrote articles supporting women’s rights in the student newspaper and was arrested at two meetings of the political student group Tashakkol Daaneshjuyi Roshangaraan. She was also active in a mountain climbing group, but due to her political activities, was later banned from joining climbs

She went on to work as a journalist for several reformist newspapers, and published a book of political essays titled The reforms, the Strategy and the Tactics.[7] In 2003, she joined the Defenders of Human Rights Center, headed by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi. she later became the organization’s vice president

In December 2022, during the protests triggered by the death in custody of Mahsa Amini, Narges Mohammadi, in a report which was published by BBC, detailed the sexual and physical abuse of detained women. In January 2023, she gave a shocking report from prison which details the condition of the women in Evin Prison, including a list of 58 prisoners and the interrogation process and tortures they have gone through. 57 of these women have spent 8350 days in the solitary confinement in total. 56 of these women are sentenced to 3300 months in total.

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