IRAN - Nobel Laureate Narges Mohammadi Sentenced to Additional Year in Prison

IRAN - Narges Mohammadi

19 June 2024 :

June 19, 2024 - IRAN. Nobel Laureate Narges Mohammadi Sentenced to Additional Year in Prison
Human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Narges Mohammadi has been handed another year in prison on charges of "propaganda against the system" as she continues to fight the government from behind bars.
On Tuesday, Mohammadi's lawyer, Mostafa Nili, revealed on the social network X that her conviction stemmed from her remarks shared from Evin Prison about sexual harassment of journalist Dina Ghalibaf, her open letter advocating the boycott of parliamentary elections, and her correspondence with the parliaments of Sweden and Norway.
Mohammadi's court session, held on June 8, was conducted in secret and without her presence in spite of her public appeal on May 18 for an open trial.
In a December message to the Norwegian Parliament, Mohammadi urged the world to support the "Women, Life, Freedom" movement and cease being mere spectators.
In March, she branded the Islamic Republic's parliamentary and Assembly of Experts elections a sham, calling on Iranians to boycott what she described as the "staged elections of the despotic religious regime".
On October 6, Mohammadi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, becoming the second Iranian to receive the honor after Shirin Ebadi in 2003.


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