Human rights activist Nargis Mohammadi, who raised her voice against the oppression of women in Iran, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Nargis Mohammadi is not a name but a synonym for humanity, consolation, and strong leadership. Nargis fought strongly to empower the women of Iran and for their rights. Nargis Mohammadi was the vice president of a human rights center banned in Iran.
Nargis Mohammadi had to go to jail 13 times till now
51-year-old Nargis Mohammadi spent 31 years behind bars.
Human rights activist Nargis Mohammadi, who raised her voice against the oppression of women in Iran, has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Nargis Mohammadi has always been actively campaigning on many issues including women’s rights, and democracy, and due to this, she has been arrested several times. Despite being behind bars for years, he never looked back. Perhaps this is the reason why today the whole world is reading his stories.
Berit Riis-Andersen, chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, announced the prize in Oslo on Friday. The Nobel Prize carries a cash prize of 11 million Swedish kronor, which is equivalent to 1 million US dollars. Nobel Prize winners will be awarded gold medals and diplomas at a ceremony in December.
Who is Nargis Mohammadi?
Nargis Mohammadi is not a name but a synonym for humanity, consolation, and strong leadership. She has been fighting strongly for the empowerment of women and their rights. During this period, they too have had to face oppression and atrocities many times. Nargis Mohammadi was detained in 2021 when she tried to visit a memorial for a man killed in nationwide protests in 2019 over rising gasoline prices.
After being detained in the year 2021, Nargis Mohammadi was sent to the notorious Evin prison of Tehran, currently, she is still in jail.
According to Berit Rees-Anderson, Nargis Mohammadi had to go to jail 13 times and was convicted five times.
51-year-old Nargis Mohammadi has spent 31 years behind bars.
Nargis Mohammadi is the 19th woman and the second Iranian woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize after human rights activist Shirin Ebadi won the award in 2003.
Nargis Mohammadi was the vice president of a human rights center banned in Iran.
Nargis Mohammadi has also been awarded the 2018 Andrei Sakharov Prize.
Nargis Mohammadi showed the power of the pen.
Despite being behind bars, Nargis Mohammadi’s courage did not break and she wrote an opinion piece for the New York Times. He has challenged the Iranian government many times on the basis of his articles.
In fact, in September 2022, 22-year-old Mahsa Amini died in police custody. There were widespread protests in Iran following the death of Mahsa Amini. However, the Iranian government tortured the protesters. Due to this more than 500 people were killed, while more than 22,000 people were arrested.
Nargis Mohammadi’s hard work bore fruit. Today their voice is not just theirs, but the voice of Iranian women, and its echo is being heard all over the world. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, but he is away from his loved ones. Taghi Rahmani is her husband, who wants to see his wife out of the bars.