Narges Mohammadi, an imprisoned Iranian women’s rights activist, has defied the odds by smuggling out a heartfelt letter expressing gratitude for her Nobel Peace Prize win. Despite serving multiple sentences totaling 12 years in Tehran’s Evin Prison, Mohammadi thanked everyone for their support and emphasized the importance of standing with the people of Iran until victory is achieved. Tehran, however, accused the Nobel committee of meddling and politicizing human rights. In the letter, Mohammadi also conveyed greetings and gratitude on behalf of other women and political prisoners. This courageous activist, who has endured numerous arrests and years of separation from her family, highlighted the strength of the women’s movement in Iran and expressed confidence in their ability to achieve victory.
Jailed Iranian women’s rights activist, Narges Mohammadi, recently managed to smuggle out a letter expressing her gratitude for being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Currently serving multiple sentences totaling around 12 years in Tehran’s Evin Prison, Mohammadi has been charged with spreading propaganda against the state.
In her letter, Mohammadi thanked everyone who has supported her and emphasized the importance of standing by the people of Iran until victory is achieved. Tehran, however, accused the Nobel committee of meddling and politicizing human rights by awarding Mohammadi the peace prize.
Mohammadi also sent greetings and gratitude to the Nobel Committee on behalf of other women and political prisoners held at Evin Prison. Her situation is heartbreaking, as she has been arrested multiple times and has been separated from her husband for 15 years and her children for seven.
Despite the challenges she faces, Mohammadi highlighted the strength of the women’s movement in Iran and expressed confidence in their ability to achieve victory.
It’s important to note that this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed. Narges Mohammadi, a senior editor for science policy at the American Institute of Physics, has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her activism on behalf of women and human rights in Iran. She studied physics at Imam Khomeini University and worked as an engineer and journalist before dedicating herself to political activism.
Mohammadi’s dedication to fighting for human rights has led to her being repeatedly arrested since 2011. Currently imprisoned in Iran on charges of defamation against the state, she received the American Physical Society’s Andrei Sakharov Prize in 2018 for her efforts to promote human rights and freedoms in Iran.
While Mohammadi continues to fight for justice, it’s worth mentioning that this year’s Nobel Prize for Physics was awarded to Pierre Agostini, Ferenc Krausz, and Anne L’Huillier for their work on ultrafast laser pulses. The Nobel Prize for Chemistry, on the other hand, went to Moungi Bawendi, Louis Brus, and Alexei Ekimov for their development of quantum dots.
Mohammadi’s recognition with the Nobel Peace Prize sheds light on the ongoing struggle for women’s rights and human rights in Iran. Her bravery and determination serve as an inspiration to us all.