Tawakul Karman Awarded Nobel Peace Prize

Tawakkul Karman
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At age 32, Karman is a member of the parliament as well as a mother of three. Because of her political standing and role as a journalist, she is often cited as the face of pro-democracy activists in Yemen hoping to oust President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Karman has led student protests against the President for years. In this image, from Jan. 24, 2011, she is seen being released on parole from a prison in Sana'a after being detained for inciting disorder. The arrest is considered the beginning of the antigovernment uprising in Yemen, as it coincided with many of the earlier events of the Arab Spring.

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