Tawakul Karman Awarded Nobel Peace Prize

Tawakkul Karman
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Opposition Member
Tawakul Karman of Yemen, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Oct. 7, 2011, is a member of the country's main opposition party, Islah. She is perhaps best known for her role as leader of the group Women Journalists Without Chains, though she has an extensive background in activism. Pictured here on Aug. 7, 2007, she stands outside the government headquarters in Sana'a as she announces a blacklist of Yemeni officials during a rally.

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