Iranian Nobel winner Narges Mohammadi begins hunger strike in prison

Iranian opposition human rights activist Narges Mohammadi at the Defenders of Human Rights Center in Tehran, June 25, 2007. (Behrouz Mehri/AFP)
Iranian opposition human rights activist Narges Mohammadi at the Defenders of Human Rights Center in Tehran, June 25, 2007. (Behrouz Mehri/AFP)

This year’s Nobel Peace Prize winner Narges Mohammadi has begun a hunger strike in her Iranian prison in protest over limits on medical care for her and other inmates and the obligation for women to wear the hijab in the Islamic Republic, her family says.

“Narges Mohammadi, today, through a message from Evin Prison, has informed her family that she started a hunger strike several hours ago. We are concerned about Narges Mohammadi’s physical condition and health,” her family says in a statement.

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