More than 120 Nobel laureates expressed their solidarity with the protesters in Iran
More than 120 Nobel Prize winners in various fields, by signing a letter, announced that they support the brave actions of the Iranian people and join them in the struggle to achieve justice, freedom and human rights.
The signatories of this letter, who are 124 Nobel Prize winners, also condemned the violence of the security forces of the Islamic Republic against women and protesters.
Shirin Ebadi, a lawyer and the only Iranian winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, said: “We condemn these brutal actions against women and protesters in Iran.”
The Nobel laureates, however, added in their letter: “As Nobel laureates, we add our voices to the global condemnation of the actions that led to the death of Mehsa Amini and the repression by the Iranian Morality Police street patrols that enforce the mandatory veil law.”
The signatories of the letter also demanded the removal of all discriminatory laws against women and an end to government violence against protesters.
They demanded the release of the detainees and the conduct of a transparent and independent investigation on the moral security police’s dealings with Mehsa Amini.
The Nobel laureates also asked the international community to support the people of Iran and hold the government of the Islamic Republic responsible for its international human rights obligations.