Iranian Rights Activist Narges Mohammadi Wins Swedish Human Rights Awards.
Imprisoned Iranian rights activist, Narges Mohammadi, is among three female recipients of Sweden’s Olof Palme human rights prize for her efforts in the fight for women’s freedom.
By Rachel “Sink” Lindsay
A Win for Women’s Rights.
Who Is Narges Mohammadi?
Narges Mohammadi is a journalist and spokesperson for the Iranian human rights NGO Defenders of Human Rights Centre (DHRC). In May 2016, she was sentenced in Tehran to 16 years imprisonment for running ” a human rights movement that campaigns for the abolition of the death penalty”. Mohammadi is currently serving multiple sentences in Qarchak Prison.
More Women Who Won.
The Swedish Olof Palme Foundation, a non-governmental organization specializing in international issues, announced that the award will also be given to Eren Keskin, a human rights lawyer in Turkey who was sentenced to six years in prison, and Marta Chumalo, a Ukrainian women’s rights activist.
The annual Olof Palme Prize is awarded to people chosen by the fund’s board. The prize consists of a diploma and $100,000. An award ceremony for the recipients will be held in the Stockholm Concert Hall on February 1, 2023.
“Throughout their lives and through their actions, these three women, along with many of their colleagues, have inspired others and paved the way for courageous young women and men to continue fighting for fundamental human rights.”
– The Swedish Olof Palme Foundation.
Swedish non-governmental organization and Labor Movement’s cooperative body for international issues.
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