3 hours about Iran

Journalist and author Sevda Barazesh and Member of Parliament Mahmoud Farahmand in conversation with Civita’s Eirik Løkke about Iran's history from 1979 until today.

Time: 5 Dec 2023 16:00 - 19:00 CEST
Place: Nobel Peace Center

In five days, the Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded in Oslo City Hall. This year's prize is awarded to Narges Mohammadi for “her fight against the oppression of women in Iran and her fight to promote human rights and freedom for all”. But during the ceremony, the guest of honour will be missing. She is incarcerated in Iran, sentenced to a total of 31 years in prison and 154 lashes.

Why is it so dangerous to be a human rights activist in Iran? How does the repressive regime work and what has happened with the demonstrations that swiped across the country last autumn?

To find answers to these questions, we go back into Iran's history with particular emphasis on the revolution in 1979 and talk our way through more than 40 years of theocratic rule, abuse of power and resistance.

Eirik Løkke from Civita will be talking with journalist and author Sevda Barazesh, who is currently writing a book about Iran's recent history and the uprising that started in September 2022, and with Member of Parliament Mahmoud Farahmand who is born in Iran and moved to norway at the age of eight years.

Narges Mohammadi portrait, the peace prize laureate of 2023

The event is a part of the Nobel Peace Center’s event series Nobel Peace Talks, with topics related to the Nobel Peace Prize 2023 to Narges Mohammadi.

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A part of Oslo Peace Days

This event is a part of Oslo Peace Days. A week in december where we celebrate peace and human rights. A cooperation with City of Oslo, The Nobel Peace Center, The Norwegian Nobel Institute, PRIO and the University of Oslo.

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