The European Parliament has decided to grant the sakharov prize to freedom of conscience to Jina Mahsa Aminithe young woman who was murdered on September 16 of last year at the hands of the Iranian Police for not wearing the Islamic veil properly.
“The brutal murder of Mahsa Amini has become a pivotal moment. It has activated a women-led movement that is becoming historic. The world has heard the cry of ‘Woman, Life and Freedom’, which has become a motto for those who defend equality, dignity and freedom in Iran,” the president of the European Parliament announced to the chamber, Roberta Metsola.
Mahsa Amini was only 22 years old when she was arrested by the Islamic morality police and ended up dying three days later after being beaten after her arrest, although the ayatollah regime tried to disguise her murder by claiming that the young woman had suffered a sudden worsening of your health.
Her death led to massive women’s demonstrations taking place in the country with the motto “Woman, Life and Freedom” that were responded to by the Islamic regime with a terrible repression that has caused many protesters to find themselves in prison right now and that have caused the death of 500 people and nearly 20,000 detainees. Four protesters ended up being executed.
The Iranian activist Narges Mohammadi has also been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 2023 as one of the greatest defenders of human rights in Iran. She will receive the award from her in the Evin prison, where she is serving a 10-year sentence for having been accused of “spreading propaganda against the State.” Although Mohmmadi had previously been arrested for fighting for women’s rights, she continues her fight in jail following Amini’s death and the protests in the country through her articles.
The European Parliament has announced that it is proud to award this award and to be “at the side of the brave people who continue to fight for equality, dignity and equality.”
The EU decided to respond to this wave of repression against protests in defense of women with sanctions against personalities and entities related to the repression. These punishments are combined with those imposed for the uranium enrichment program and for having supplied drones to Russia to be used in the war in Ukraine.
The Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Conscience was first awarded in 1988 to Nelson Mandela and Anatoli Marchenko in honor of the Russian physicist Andrei Dmitryevich SakharovNobel Peace Prize winner in 1975 who invented the Soviet hydrogen bomb but who later, repentant, tried to raise awareness around the world against the arms race.