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Nargis Mohammadi Wins Nobel Peace Prize; Reactions to the Failure of Siraj from Afghanistan

Bayan News – The Nobel Peace Prize committee, based in Oslo, announced on Friday, October 6th, that Nargis Mohammadi, a human rights activist and political prisoner in Iran, is the winner of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize.

In a statement, the committee stated that Nargis Mohammadi’s courageous struggle for women’s rights in Iran and her activism in the field of human rights have come at great personal cost.

The Nobel Peace Prize committee also declared that Nargis has been imprisoned 13 times and has been sentenced five times, totaling over 30 years of imprisonment.

The statement reads, “By awarding this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, the Nobel committee in Oslo wishes to acknowledge her courageous struggle for human rights, freedom, and democracy in Iran.”

Simultaneously with Nargis nomination, Mahbuba Siraj from Afghanistan was also nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, but she did not receive the award.

The awarding of the prize to Nargis and the failure of Siraj have sparked reactions among social media users.

Vahid Majroh, the former Minister of Public Health, wrote on Facebook: “Congratulations to our dream city’s idealistic and visionary nation on these opportunistic, self-centered, and helpless actions. Truly, we are unfortunate people, constantly fighting against ourselves.”

He further wrote that it was not Mahbuba Siraj who was deprived of receiving this award but rather the Afghan woman, and her voice has descended more than ever from the world’s agenda.

Similarly, Arifa Fatemi wrote on X: “Nargis Mohammadi deserved this award, and this success is a blessing to all women who have fought for their rights.”

The user added, “Those who are upset and disappointed about this matter should wash their eyes and reconsider their thoughts.”

However, Mahbuba Siraj’s nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize had been making headlines on social media for some time.

Some human rights activists and women’s rights activists in certain countries, in an open letter to the committee, requested that Ms. Siraj be removed from the list due to her support for the Islamic Emirate.

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