Nargess Mohammadi, imprisoned Iranian rights activist who won the 2023 Nobel Peace Prize

Iranian Nobel Peace Laureate's Children Express Concerns Over Reunion

Saturday, 12/09/2023

As Iranian Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nargess Mohammadi remains imprisoned, her children express apprehension about the possibility of reuniting with their mother.

In a press conference held in Oslo, Mohammadi's children expressed immense pride in her unwavering advocacy for women's rights as they prepared to accept the prestigious award on her behalf.

The 17-year-old twins, residing in Paris, are scheduled to receive the honor at Oslo's City Hall and deliver the Nobel Peace Prize lecture om their mother's behalf. In a letter sent from prison, Mohammadi reaffirmed her commitment to the cause of human rights, even in the face of potential death, expressing that she missed her children the most.

Kiana Rahmani, who last saw her mother eight years ago, expressed a pessimistic outlook on the prospect of a reunion, stating, "Maybe I'll see her in 30 or 40 years, but I think I won't see her again." She emphasized that despite this, her mother's legacy would endure in her heart and within their family.

Mohammadi, 51, earned the Nobel Peace Prize on October 6, a symbolic rebuke to Tehran's theocratic leadership, which subsequently condemned the award.

In her message from prison, Mohammadi acknowledged imprisoned journalists and emphasized, "In the darkness cast over information and the people of Iran, despite the shutdown of media outlets, our activism persists."

Speaking about the detention of over 100 journalists during the Women, Life, Freedom movement, she highlighted that in the past 20 years, at least 200 newspapers have been shut down, and 800 journalists have been detained.

Mohammadi addressed journalists, stating, "Independent media are our best allies in the fight against the destructive policies of the Islamic Republic."

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