Sakharov Prize to Mahsa Amini and the “Women, Life and Freedom” movement

Jina Mahsa Amini and the Iranian protest movement “Women, Life and Freedom” became the winners of the Sakharov Prize, awarded annually by the European Parliament in recognition of freedom of thought. “September 16 commemorates the anniversary of the murder of Jina Mahsa Amini in Iran. The European Parliament is proud of the brave and brave women who continue to fight for equality, dignity and freedom in Iran. Even from prison, we stand with the women. General in Strasbourg Announcing the victory at the board meeting, Department Head Roberta Metsola said, “They continue to keep the ‘Women, Life and Freedom’ movement alive.”

“By electing them as victors, this House remembers their struggle and continues to honor all those who paid the final price for freedom,” Metsola added. Jina Mahsa Amini was a 22-year-old Iranian Kurdish woman. She was arrested by police in Tehran on September 13 last year for ignoring Iran’s strict hijab laws and died in a Tehran hospital three days later after suffering physical abuse in custody. Her death sparked mass protests led by women in Iran. They protested the headscarf law and other discriminatory laws with the slogan “Women, Life, Freedom”. After the protests were suppressed by the Tehran regime,

The European Parliament has repeatedly condemned the human rights situation in the country. In October 2022, lawmakers called for sanctions against Iranian officials involved in both the death of Jina Mahsa Amini and the crackdown on demonstrations, and expressed their support for the peaceful protest movement in Iran. In January 2023, MPs called for further sanctions against the Iranian regime and the EU to put the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps on the terrorist list.

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Source: Today IT