I am firmly against the phrase “Western democracy”. Democracy is a concept that should have no Western or Eastern connotations. We should not consider a country to be democratic just because elections are held there. Indeed, many dictators have come to power through voting. Democracy implies that, in a country, the majority respects the minority and guarantees fundamental rights.
The revolution in Iran is not only political, it is also cultural. The new slogan “Woman, Life and Freedom” is about life, and the givers of life are women, the Iranian women who wish to be free.
In my opinion, it’s important to share this award with the Belarusian activist Bialiatski and the Russian association Memorial”, Romantsova said. She also added that people who received the Nobel for their struggle for human rights do not represent the regimes of their home country, but their society.