Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Nobel Prize Winning Journalist Tawakkol Karman : Arab Revolutions on the Right Lines

Tuesday, 17 July 2012
Joint winner of Nobel peace prize 2011, Yemeni journalist, activist Tawakkol Karman has said that Arab revolutions not only toppled regime rulers, but also they would bring down the remaining figurative names of the regimes.
Speaking to Anadolu Agency (AA) on Tuesday on the occasion of a party convention in Rabat, Karman said that Arab revolutions were on the right lines.
"Women are participating in bringing down the regimes in the countries where the Arab Spring is occurring. However, women demonstrated a strong stance both during revolution and transition period in Yemen. I tried my best to help toppling over the regime in this country, too," said Karman.
Stating that regimes were brought down by people in those countries, "The Assad regime in Syria will also be overthrown soon like in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya," she said.
Karman said that Turkey should cooperate with international communities to stop mass killings in Syria, adding that Arab countries were expecting more action from Turkey.
Tawakkul Karman, known by some as the 'mother of the revolution', has long been a thorn in the side of Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
Karman was born on 7 February 1979 in Yemen. She is a journalist, politician and senior member of the Al-Islah political party, and human rights activist who heads the group "Women Journalists Without Chains," which she co-founded in 2005.

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