Javad Parsa NTB via Associated Press A photo of Narges Mohammadi was projected on the facade of the Grand Hotel in Oslo, before the Nobel banquet, on December 10, 2023.
France Media Agency in Paris
January 15, 2024
- Middle East
Nobel Peace Prize winner Narges Mohammadi, incarcerated since 2021 in Tehran, was sentenced to a new prison sentence of 15 months for “propaganda” against the Islamic Republic, her family announced in a published press release on Instagram.
Ms. Mohammadi was also sentenced to two years of ban on staying in Tehran, two years of ban on leaving the country and two years of ban on cell phones – after her release, which was completely unpredictable at this stage – specifies the family.
This is the 51-year-old human rights activist's fifth conviction, three of which relate to her activities in prison, since her last arrest in March 2021. In total, she was sentenced to 12 years and three months of incarceration and 154 lashes, adds the text on Instagram.
Ms. Mohammadi refused to appear at her trial on December 19, denying any legitimacy to the revolutionary court that tried her.
“The judgment resembles a political communiqué against Narges Mohammadi, accusing him of encouraging opinions against the Islamic regime to sow chaos. She is accused of acting on behalf of the enemies of the country,” the family’s text reads.
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Narges Mohammadi, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize “for her fight against the oppression of women in Iran and her struggle to promote human rights and freedom for all,” has been repeatedly condemned and imprisoned for 25 years for her commitment against the compulsory veil for women and the death penalty.
She is one of the main faces of the “Women, Life, Freedom” uprising in Iran.