The Sakharov Prize distinguishes the protection of human rights. In addition to amino, This year’s award also highlighted the “Women, Life, Freedom” movement of Iran.
“The sixteenth of September 2022 is a day that will live in infamy for the brutal murder of 22-year-old Zina Mahza Amini, who sparked a history-making women-led movement,” declared the President of the European Parliament.The decision was announced during a plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, after Roberta Metzola and the Conference of Presidents, which brings together the leaders of the political groups.
Roberta Metzola recalls that thanks to Amini, “the world had a chance to move.” ‘Woman, life, freedom’ – three words that have become a rallying cry for all those who defend equality, dignity and freedom in Iran”.
“The European Parliament is listening to you, the world is watching you, we are with you”, Medsola promised.
He died three days later in a hospital in the Iranian capital after suffering injuries sustained while in detention. Her death sparked a wave of protests in Iran, led by women, in an effort to fight discriminatory laws.
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