Jailed Iranian activist Narges Mohammadi won the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize in 2023. Mohammadi is an activist who fights against oppression and injustice against women and promotes human rights and freedom for all in Iran.
As per the information available, the Iranian regime has arrested her 13 times, convicted her five times, and sentenced her to a total of 31 years in prison and 154 lashes. Mohammadi is still in prison. Narges Mohammadi’s most recent detention got underway when she attended a memorial for Mahasa Amini.
Mahasa Amini was a 22-year-old Iranian girl who was killed by Iran’s morality police for not wearing her hijab as per their rules. Her death was a huge political outrage against the Iranian regime.
About Narges Mohammadi
Narges Mohammadi was born on 21 April 1972 in Zanjan, Iran. She is a Physics graduate and has attended Imam Khomeini International University, Iran.
Narges actively started volunteering regarding Women’s rights and equality, while she was in college. After getting graduated she worked as an engineer but simultaneously she wrote columns for various reform-minded newspapers.
It was the year 2003 when Mohammadi got involved with the Defenders of Human Rights Center in Tehran, an organization founded by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi. In 2009 she lost her engineering post following an arrest.
Narges Mohammadi Parents
There’s not much information available online regarding Narges Mohammadi’s parents. But what is known about her parents is that her father worked as a cook and a farmer. On the other hand, her mother, Ozra Bazargan, came from a politically engaged family.
Hamidreza Mohammadi, another sibling of Narges, stated in an interview with Reuters that he was “overwhelmed” by the announcement and that the award would help his sister and other activists in their work. He continued by saying that she will feel much more empowered in her efforts to advance human rights in Iran and for everyone else who desires a better situation there.
Narges Mohammadi Husband
Narges is married to Taghi Rahmani. He is also an Iranian journalist, writer, and nationalist-religious activist. Taghi was born in the year 1959, and he got married to Narges in the year 1999.
After Narges was named the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize 2023, Taghi said, “This Nobel Prize will embolden Narges’ fight for human rights, but more importantly, this is in fact a prize for the woman, life, and freedom movement.”
Narges Mohammadi Children
Narges Mohammadi has a daughter and a son. Her daughter’s name is Kiana Rahmani and her son’s name is Ali Rahmani. Kiana and Ali are twins and they were born in 2007. As per the information available, Mohammadi has not seen her children in 7 years.
Narges Mohammadi’s husband and children live in Paris, France. Her son, who is also involved in activism, affirmed his commitment to continuing his mother’s legacy. He spoke about the values ingrained in him by his mother’s journey, her relentless pursuit of justice, and her unwavering courage in the face of adversity. He promised to carry forward her torch of peace and equality.
Narges Mohammadi FAQs
A. Narges Mohammadi is 51 years old.
A. Narges Mohammadi is in an Iranian jail.
A. Yes, Narges Mohammadi has a son and a daughter.
A. Yes, Narges Mohammadi is married to Iranian journalist, writer, and nationalist-religious activist, Taghi Rahmani.
A. Narges Mohammadi got the Nobel Peace Prize for her fight against the oppression of women in Iran.