The European Parliament's Prize for Freedom of Thought (Sakharov) was awarded to "Jina-Mahsa Amini and the Revolutionary Movement of Jin, Jiyan, Azadi"

00:09 - 21 October 2023

Jina-Mahsa Amini and the Revolutionary Movement of Jin, Jiyan, Azadi were announced by the European Parliament as this year's winners of the Sakharov Human Rights Prize.

The Kurdish Human Rights Organization (Kurdpa) congratulates the fortunate selection of Jina-Mahsa Amini and the Revolutionary Movement of Jine, Jiyan, Azadi as the winners of the 2023 Sakharov Prize to her family and all the martyrs, political prisoners, activists of this movement and the people of Kurdistan and Iran, especially the brave women who have created one of the most progressive freedom-seeking movements in the heart of an apartheid regime.

The selection of Jina-Mahsa Amini, whose name is the secret and the beginning of the revolutionary movement of Jine, Jiyan, Azadi; in addition to recognizing this movement and honoring the memory and name of Jina, is a renewed effort and emphasis on the freedom-seeking and justice-seeking demands of this uprising.

The award ceremony will be held on December 13 in Strasbourg, France. David McAllister, chairman of the European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee, said that the selection of Jina-Mahsa and the Jin, Jiyan, Azadi movement means "recognizing their courageous struggle for women's rights."