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Against all the odds: Yemen’s Karman wins Nobel Peace Prize

SANAA - Yemeni Tawakkul Karman, one of three women awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, dedicated her

This prize is a victory for the Yemeni revolution

Yemeni activist says dedicates her unexpected Nobel Prize win all Arab Spring activists.

 

 unexpected win to all activists of the Arab Spring and said it was a victory for her nation's "revolution."

"I dedicate it to all the activists of the Arab Spring," Karman told Al-Arabiya Television, referring to protesters who took to the streets in several Arab countries demanding democracy.

"This prize is a victory for the Yemeni revolution and the peaceful character of this revolution," demanding the ouster of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, she said.

"It is a recognition by the international community of the Yemeni revolution and its inevitable win," she added, speaking from Change Square, the epicentre of months of protests against the veteran leader.

 

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Image: Tawakkul Karman

 

 

Image: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in 2010

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Click photo to see more of the Peace Prize winners

 

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is the first elected female head of state in Africa.
 

 

 

 


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