The Iranian activist Narges Mohammadiaward winner Nobel Peace Prize 2023will begin this coming Sunday a new hunger strike in the Iranian prison of Evin, in Tehran, where he is serving his sentence.
In a message published on his official Instagram account, carried by his family, Mohammadi announces that this December 10, coinciding with International Human Rights Daywill join the hunger strike undertaken by Bahá’í women – a religion considered apostate by the Iranian authorities – imprisoned in Evin.
“There is hardly a day when we do not hear the cries of the mothers and fathers of the protesters in Iranof the prisoners, of the detainees, of the tortured women, imprisoned in solitary cells in the security cells, of the attacked and oppressed women,” Mohammadi denounced.
Sentenced to 31 years in prison
Mohammadi, 51, He has spent most of the last 20 years of his life in prison and has been convicted up to five times, accumulating a total sentence of 31 years in prison.
Throughout her life of activism, Mohammadi has founded women’s rights associations and written books and articles for especially denounce the abuses to which they are subjectedparticularly in the country’s prisons.
For his journalistic work, Mohammadi was awarded the United Nations World Press Freedom Prize in May of this year.along with his Iranian colleagues Niloofar Hamedi and Elaheh Mohammadi.
His last sentence against him added ten years and eight months in prison, as well as 154 lashes.for the commission of “crimes related to national security and propaganda against the State” in what international humanitarian organizations denounce as a sentence related to his activism.
Relatives and friends of the activist have asked on countless occasions Mohammadi’s release on humanitarian grounds after heart attack which she suffered last year and for which she ended up undergoing emergency surgery.