Jailed Iranian campaigner Narges Mohammadi Awarded 2023 Nobel Peace Prize
- The 2023 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Narges Mohammadi.
- Mohammadi recognized “for her fight against the oppression of women in Iran.”
- The prize highlights those protesting Iran’s discrimination and oppression of women.
- Demonstrators’ motto: “Woman – Life – Freedom.”
- Mohammadi is the deputy head of the Defenders of Human Rights Center.
- She has been arrested 13 times and sentenced to 31 years in prison and 154 lashes.
- Her activism against the death penalty led to her 2015 re-arrest.
- Mohammadi ensured protests continued from within Evin prison in Tehran.
- In September 2022, Mahsa Jina Amini’s death sparked political demonstrations against Iran.
- Over 350 individuals and groups were nominated for this year’s prize.
- In 2022, the prize went to Russian group Memorial, Ukraine’s Center for Civil Liberties, and Belarusian advocate Ales Bialiatski.
- The Nobel Peace Prize was established in 1901.
- The prize has been awarded to 110 individuals and 30 organizations.
- Past winners include Malala Yousafzai and Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed.
- The International Committee of the Red Cross has won the prize three times.
- The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees has been honored twice.
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