Awarding of Nobel Peace Prize (6 October 2023)


France congratulates the Iranian journalist and activist Narges Mohammadi on receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. This prize honors her tireless commitment to promoting human rights, and particularly women’s rights, in Iran.

Ms. Mohammadi has repeatedly shown tremendous courage in her activities aimed at abolishing the death penalty and her work to combat violence against women. France and Germany paid tribute to her commitment by awarding her the Franco-German Prize for Human Rights in 2021.

France calls for the immediate release of Ms. Mohammadi, who is still jailed in Iran.
We call on the Iranian authorities to respect the fundamental rights and freedoms of Iranian citizens, and in particular, to take the necessary measures to prevent and end discrimination against women and girls as well as every form of sexual and sexist violence.