Narges Mohammadi, an Iranian activist in prison, won the Nobel Peace Prize for fighting against women’s oppression in Iran. Her teenage twins accepted the award on her behalf since she’s serving a 10-year sentence. In a letter from jail, she criticized Iran’s government as ‘tyrannical’ and expressed hope in the people’s perseverance.

The twins, Kiana and Ali Rahmani, received the prize at a ceremony in Oslo, where an empty chair symbolized their mother’s absence.

Narges Mohammadi, 51, has a history of human rights activism and has been imprisoned 13 times. Her current sentence is for ‘spreading propaganda.’ Living in exile, her husband, Taghi Rahmani, revealed that she wrote a letter to their children, asking for forgiveness for not being present as a mother.

Despite criticism from Iran’s foreign ministry, the Nobel committee honored Mohammadi for her courage. Recently, she began a hunger strike in Evin prison.

The ceremony also recognized other Nobel laureates, including Norwegian author Jon Fosse and scientists awarded for their contributions to chemistry and physics.

This information comes from a BBC interview with Taghi Rahmani. The Nobel Peace Prize is a prestigious recognition, and Mohammadi’s story highlights the challenges faced by human rights advocates in Iran.

Source : BBC

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