Iran has been rocked by street violence since the death of Mahsa Amini, who was arrested for wearing the veil “inappropriately”, according to the country's authorities. (Archive photo)
Exiled in France since 2015, Kiana and her brother Ali have not seen their mother for almost nine years and say they don't know if they will see her alive again. She says she believes it, she doesn't.
The cause “Women, Life, Liberty”, freedom in general and democracy are worth sacrificing for them and giving one's life for them because in the end these three Things are priceless, said Kiana during the press conference.
As for seeing her alive again one day, personally, I'm quite pessimistic. Maybe I'll see her in 30 or 40 years, but otherwise I don't think I'll ever see her again. But it doesn't matter, because my mother will always be with me in my heart and with my family.
A quote from Kiana, daughter of Narges Mohammadi
Ali, on the contrary, said he was very, very optimistic even if this will probably not happen in two, five or ten years.
Protest in Iran has been severely repressed. According to the NGO Iran Human Rights, 551 protesters, including dozens of women and children, were killed by security forces, and thousands more arrested.
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Several hundred demonstrators have been killed in Iran since the start of the wave of protests. (Archive photo)
According to their lawyer in France, Mahsa Amini's parents and brother were prevented from leaving Iranian territory to receive, Sunday during a parallel ceremony in France, the Sakharov Prize was awarded to the young woman posthumously.
As for Narges Mohammadi, she is , in the more than century-old history of the Nobel Peace Prize, the fifth laureate to receive the prize while in detention, after the German Carl von Ossietzky, the Burmese Aung San Suu Kyi, the Chinese Liu Xiaobo and the Belarusian Ales Beliatski.
Nobels in other disciplines (literature, chemistry, medicine, physics, economics) must also be awarded during the day in Stockholm.