Nobel Peace Prize to be Accepted by Imprisoned Iranian Activist Narges Mohammadi’s Children.The Nobel Peace Prize for this year will be accepted on behalf of Iranian activist Narges Mohammadi by her 17-year-old twin children, Ali and Kiana Rahmani, who reside in exile in Paris with their father. The ceremony is scheduled to take place on Sunday in Oslo City Hall, Norway. Mohammadi is recognized for her dedicated advocacy for women’s rights, democracy, and her staunch opposition to the death penalty in Iran.
recognition of her enduring activism, marked by multiple arrests by Iranian authorities and several years of incarceration. Presently held in a Tehran prison, her relentless dedication to advocacy has been acknowledged by the prestigious award.
“Iranian society relies on global support, and you—journalists and media professionals—are our most significant and crucial allies in the challenging battle against the destructive tyranny of the Islamic Republic government. I genuinely appreciate your efforts and all that you have done for us,” expressed Mohammadi in her message.
“I may have the opportunity to see her in 30 or 40 years, but the prospect seems unlikely. Nevertheless, her presence will endure in my heart, representing values that are truly worth the struggle,” she shared.
Mohammadi’s brother and husband informed reporters in Oslo that she intended to embark on a hunger strike on Sunday in solidarity with the Baha’i Faith religious minority in Iran.
Rahmani’s husband, Taghi, had previously mentioned that he had been unable to see his wife for 11 years, and their children for 7.
Mohammadi played a pivotal role in protests that erupted following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini last year, who died in police custody allegedly for violating Iran’s strict headscarf law mandating women to cover their hair and entire bodies.
Iranian authorities prohibited members of Amini’s family from traveling to receive the European Union’s top human rights prize – the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought – on her behalf, as reported by the U.S.-based HRANA late Saturday.