Narges Mohammadi, an imprisoned women’s rights advocate in Iran, has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The Nobel Committee recognized her decades-long campaign for women’s rights and the abolition of the death penalty.
Mohammadi has been detained multiple times and is currently serving a 12-year sentence in Tehran’s Evin Prison. The Nobel Prize also serves as a recognition of the recent protests in Iran and a call for her release.
Her award sends a message of courage to women worldwide who face systematic discrimination. The Nobel Peace Prize is worth 11 million Swedish crowns (around $1 million) and will be presented in Oslo on December 10.
Mohammadi’s win marks a significant moment for women’s rights and human rights activism in Iran.