Jailed Iranian activist Narges Mohammadi wins Nobel Peace Prize for fight against oppression of women

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Jailed Iranian human rights activist Narges Mohammadi won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for fighting against women’s oppression in Iran and advocating for human rights.

Berit Reiss-Andersen, head of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, said in a news conference in Oslo that “her brave struggle has come with tremendous personal cost.”

“Altogether, the regime has arrested her 13 times, convicted her five times and sentenced her to a total of 31 years in prison and 154 lashes,” Reiss-Andersen said

One of Iran’s most prominent human rights activists, Mohammadi, 51, worked as an engineer and a columnist for various newspapers following her studies.