Iranian prisoner and women’s rights advocate Narges Mohammadi received the Nobel Peace Prize for 2023 on Friday. “The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the 2023 Nobel Peace Prize to Narges Mohammadi for her fight against the oppression of women in Iran and her fight to promote human rights and freedom for all,” said a statement.
One of Iran’s most well-known human rights activists, Mohammadi, has worked to increase women’s rights and end the death sentence. Front Line Defenders, a human rights organization, claims that she has been in detention for a long time and is currently serving many sentences in Tehran’s Evin Prison, which adds up to about 12 years. Propaganda against the government is one charge.
Mohammadi is the first woman to get the medal since the Philippines’ Maria Ressa and Russia’s Dmitry Muratov shared it in 2021. She is the 19th woman to earn the accolade in its 122-year history.
The Nobel Peace Prize, worth 11 million Swedish crowns, or about $1 million, will be given in Oslo on December 10, the anniversary of the Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel’s death, who founded the rewards in his will in 1895.
Al Mahmud is a breaking-news reporter in The Maryland Post’s USA, covering news as it unfolds in the United States and around the globe during overnight and early morning hours in Maryland. He is a graduate of the School of Social Science, Dhaka International University, with a degree in Sociology.