The Iranian militant Narges Mohammadi, Nobel Prize of la Paix 2023, entered a jail in prison in Téhéran to protest against medical treatment for children and obligation to porter the vehicle for women, a woman’s family. his family.
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“Narges Mohammadi informed her family that she began a hunger strike several hours ago. We are concerned about his health,” his relatives said in a statement.
Ms. Mohammadi, 51, has been repeatedly arrested and convicted, and has been detained since 2021 in Evin Prison in the Iranian capital.
Her family announced on Thursday that the prison authorities refused to transfer the activist, whose health condition is fragile, to the hospital because she did not want to cover her head.
According to an electrocardiogram conducted by a prison doctor, she needs emergency hospitalization, according to the family.
“The Islamic Republic is responsible for anything that may happen to our beloved Narcissus,” the statement read.
For its part, the Nobel Committee said in a statement that it was “deeply concerned” about Ms. Mohammadi’s health condition.
Committee Chairwoman Berit Reiss-Andersen said: “Requiring female detainees to wear a hijab to enter the hospital is inhumane and morally unacceptable,” calling on the Iranian authorities to provide medical assistance to all detainees who need it.
PEN International for Freedom of Expression said it was “deeply concerned” about Ms. Mohammadi, and said the Iranian authorities were “responsible for putting her life in danger.”
In October, Narges Mohammadi, an activist against the death penalty and for women’s rights, was awarded the Nobel Prize “for her struggle against the oppression of women in Iran and her struggle to promote human rights and freedom for all.”
She is one of the main faces of the “Women, Life, Freedom” uprising in Iran.
The movement, which saw women remove their headscarves, cut their hair and demonstrate in the streets, was sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian Kurd, after she was arrested in Tehran last year for failing to comply with the ban. Strict Islamic dress code. The protest was severely suppressed.