Iranian authorities prevent Amini's family from traveling to receive Sakharov Prize
The Iranian state authorities prevented the family of the young Kurdish woman, Jina Amini from traveling to France to attend the ceremony to present the Sakharov Prize for Human Rights, which was awarded to Jina.
The Iran International website reported that when Amjad Amini, Mozgan Fakhari, and Ashkan Ghomini went to Khomeini Airport in Tehran for the purpose of traveling, they were informed that they were prohibited from traveling and leaving the country.
Amini's family was heading to France to attend the ceremony to present the Sakharov Prize for Human Rights to the young Kurdish woman, Jina Amini, but the Iranian authorities prevented them from traveling and seized their passports.
On October 7 of this year, the European Union announced that it would award the Sakharov Prize to Amini and the “Women, Life, Freedom” movement.
In mid-September 2022, Jina Amini was killed by the Iranian morality police under the pretext of not adhering to the requirements of the hijab, wher her killing sparked widespread popular protests led by women and the slogan “Jin, Jiyan, Azadî” (Woman, Life, Freedom).
The Sakharov Prize for Human Rights is presented annually to figures, organizations and teams that stand up against injustice, tyranny and freedom in the world.