Freedom Now supports Afghan activist Zholia Parsi’s nomination for Martin Ennals Award

Freedom Now, a human rights organization, has announced its support for the nomination of Afghan women’s rights defender Zholia Parsi for the Martin Ennals Award.

Parsi, who spent approximately 80 nights in Taliban prisons, is recognized for her efforts in challenging the group’s gender apartheid policies.

“We stand in solidarity with her and her colleagues in their fight against Taliban oppression,” Freedom Now stated. “Zholia was imprisoned for challenging the Taliban’s gender apartheid.”

The Martin Ennals Award honors human rights defenders who demonstrate extraordinary commitment and service to human rights while facing significant risks.