The Nobel laureate called on the UN to investigate human rights violations in Iran

The Nobel laureate called on the UN to investigate human rights violations in Iran


Human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Narges Mohammadi, who is serving a prison term in Iran, called on the UN to extend and expand the investigation into human rights violations in the country. It should include violations of women’s rights, and possible crimes against humanity and humanity, committed on behalf of the government – the Iranian service of Radio Liberty quotes Mohammad’s statement.

Mohammad’s statement was read at a meeting of the UN Human Rights Council. The human rights activist emphasized that with the growth of public protests in Iran, state repression is also intensifying, and that the regime’s violence against not only its opponents, but also against women and religious and ethnic minorities cannot be stopped without pressure from international organizations and human rights institutions.

At the same meeting of the UN Human Rights Council, the special rapporteur on human rights in Iran, Javid Rehman, stated that discrimination against minorities in Iran has been ongoing for many years and that laws have been passed that discriminate against women and girls. He called on the UN to develop an international mechanism that would allow the Iranian government to be held accountable.

  • Narges Mohammadi is a political and civil activist, a defender of women’s rights and an opponent of the death penalty. The Iranian authorities arrested her 13 times, tried her five times, sentenced her to a total of 154 lashes and 31 years in prison. She was released on bail several times and continued to engage in human rights protection.
  • Mohammadi is currently serving his sentence in Tehran’s Evin prison, where opponents of the regime are often held. Earlier, she announced a hunger strike because she was not provided with medical care. The UN and international human rights organizations consider Mohammadi a political prisoner and call for her release.
  • In 2023, Mohammadi became a laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize. On her behalf, they received a prize and her children read the Nobel lecture she wrote in prison. Official Tehran has accused the Nobel Committee of interfering in internal affairs and “politicizing” the topic of human rights.


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