The Iranian government seems to be not happy with the decision to give the Nobel Peace Prize to Iranian rights activist Narges Mohammadi. In fact, the Iranian government also called the Nobel Peace Prize biased and politically motivated. The government of Iran was very quick to respond to the decision to confer Narges Mohammadi with the Nobel Peace Prize award. Since it was announced that Narges Mohammadi will be conferred with the Nobel Peace Prize, people around the world have been keen to know who is Narges Mohammadi. In the following sections, we have mentioned everything about Narges Mohammadi that you need to know. Also, read what the Iranian government said to condemn the decision of honoring the Iranian rights activists.
Iran Calls Nobel Peace Prize as Biased and Politically Motivated
On Friday, October 6, 2023, the Iranian government came to the fore to criticize the decision to confer the Iranian rights activist Narges Mohammadi with the Nobel Peace Prize. The government also called the prestigious award a “biased and politically motivated” action by the Nobel committee. The foreign minister’s spokesperson Nasser Kanani stated, “We note that the Nobel Peace Committee awarded the Peace Prize to a person who was convicted of repeated violations of laws and criminal acts. We condemn this biased and political move.”
Everything You Need To Know About Narges Mohammadi
Narges Mohammadi is an arrested Iranian rights activist. She has been raising her voice against the oppression of women in Iran for years. In fact, Narges Mohammadi has been the prominent face of the fight for human rights in the country. The Nobel committee decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for her struggles and sacrifice against women’s rights. Currently, Narges Mohammadi is 51 years old and she is serving in jail as she was handed over a prison sentence of more than 30 years. Nevertheless, Narges Mohammadi is also banned from seeing her children and meeting her husband.
Berit Reiss-Andersen who is the chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, announced at the ceremony, “Altogether, the Iranian regime has arrested the activist 13 times, convicted her five times, and sentenced her to a total of 31 years in prison, and 154 lashes,” Although it is not confirmed whether Mohammadi has been informed about her award, her family’s reaction to the development has been positive. Despite strict punishment Mohammadi, she said she would live in Iran to continue her activism “even if she spends the rest of her life in prison.”