An Iranian woman sees the news of Iranian activist Narges Mohammadi winning the Nobel Peace Prize on her mobile phone, in a cafe in Tehran, Iran, October 6, 2023. REUTERS./

 – The Norwegian Nobel Committee on Monday urged Iranian authorities to give medical help to this year’s Nobel Peace Prize laureate Narges Mohammadi.

Mohammadi went on hunger strike in prison on Monday, according to activist news agency HRANA, to protest the jail withholding medical treatment from her because she refused to wear a mandatory head scarf for a hospital visit.

“The requirement that female inmates must wear a hijab in order to be hospitalized, is inhumane and morally unacceptable,” the committee said.

(Reporting by Essi Lehto, Editing by Chris Reese)

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