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Nobel Peace Prize winner: The people will win against the Iranian regime

2023-12-10 20:20:48, Kosova & Bota CNA
Nobel Peace Prize winner: The people will win against the Iranian regime
Narges Mohammadi, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize

The Iranian people will defeat once and for all the authoritarianism imposed by the government, which has lost legitimacy and popular support, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Narges Mohammadi said from prison in a speech read by her children on Sunday. .

The Norwegian Nobel Committee honored Ms. Mohammadi with this prize in October, for her fight "against the oppression of women in Iran" and for supporting human rights for all.

Nobel Peace Prize winner: The people will win against the Iranian regime
Kiana and Ali Rahmani, children of imprisoned activist Narges Mohammadi, collecting the award on her behalf, in Oslo, Norway. December 10, 2023.

Her 17-year-old twins, Kiana and Ali Rahmani, accepted the award, a gold medal and a diploma, at a ceremony in Oslo, Norway, attended by several hundred guests. The prize also includes a check for about $1 million.

In her speech, delivered from Iran's notorious Evin prison, Ms. Mohammadi said continued resistance and non-violence are the best strategies to bring about change.

"The Iranian people, with persistence, will defeat authoritarianism and oppression. Don't have doubts, that's for sure", she wrote in her speech in French.

Narges Mohammad is serving multiple sentences on charges that include spreading propaganda against the Islamic Republic. She was arrested in November 2021.

"I am writing this message inside the high and cold walls of the prison," said Ms. Mohammadi, adding that she and many other activists in Iran are fighting to "stay alive."

Nobel Peace Prize winner: The people will win against the Iranian regime
The portrait of activist Narges Mohammadi hangs on the wall while her children wait by an empty chair for the award ceremony.

She won the award about a year after the death in custody of Iran's morality police of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who was arrested on charges of not wearing a hijab properly.

The death of the 22-year-old sparked protests across the country./ VOA

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