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Nobel Prize Laureate Narges Mohammadi Initiates Hunger Strike in Iranian Prison

Narges Mohammadi, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, has embarked on a hunger strike within an Iranian prison, as confirmed by the Free Narges Mohammadi campaign. The campaign highlights that her hunger strike is a response to the conditions of her imprisonment and Iran’s requirement for women to wear headscarves.

According to the campaign, Mohammadi, from her confinement in Evin Prison, communicated to her family that she had commenced the hunger strike several hours ago. Furthermore, she and her legal representative have been advocating for her transfer to a specialized hospital for heart and lung care for several weeks.

While the campaign did not specify the exact medical conditions Mohammadi is experiencing, it mentioned that she underwent an echocardiogram of her heart.

Notably, Iranian state media has not yet acknowledged Mohammadi’s hunger strike.

Despite facing numerous arrests by Iranian authorities and enduring years of incarceration, Mohammadi, who is 51 years old, has persisted in her activism. She remains a prominent figure in the women-led protests that emerged after the tragic death of a 22-year-old woman in police custody last year. These protests have evolved into one of the most significant challenges to Iran’s theocratic government.

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