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Nobel laureate Arab activist Karman deported from Cairo airport

Renowned Arab Spring activist Tawakkol Karman was deported at the Cairo airport after announcing a solidarity visit to pro-Morsi sit-in

MENA, Sunday 4 Aug 2013
Tawakkol Karman
File photo: Nobel Peace Prize laureates human rights activist Tawakkol Karman of Yemen (Photo: Reuters)
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Yemeni journalist and Nobel laureate Tawakul Karman was deported upon arriving at the Cairo International Airport by Egyptian authorities on Sunday, state news agency MENA reports.

Arriving with a friend at the Cairo airport on a flight from the Yemeni capital, Karman and was detained at the airport for a few hours, then sent back to Sanaa. Her friend was asked to leave with her.

The world-renowned Arab Spring activist – who voiced criticism for the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi by the military in July – learned upon arriving at the Cairo airport that her name had been added to airport security's no-entry list.

On her Twitter account Karman had published that she would be coming to Egypt and going on a solidarity visit to the pro-Morsi large five-week sit-in at Rabaa Al-Adawiya Square in northeast Cairo pressing for Morsi's reinstatement.

Karman is the first Arab woman and youngest ever to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. She is an internationally-recognised figure of the 2011 Yemeni uprising.

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As Sinaiee
05-08-2013 03:02pm
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Female Nobel Lauraete Arrested and Deported
Who would that ? Only military coup fashists.. Did El-Baradei ordered that since Sisi would not have a clue of what Nobel Laureate is.. Did amnesty and others raised their concern ? No. Why ? you tell me ..
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Gihad
05-08-2013 03:49am
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Mislead pacifist
I am sure she meant well, but was mislead by the media. She probably trusted Al-Jazeera which usually is trustworthy but has its own agenda regarding Egypt. If she had been correctly informed, I am sure she would have refused to meet such gangster as Badawy and his henchmen.
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Uzma
04-08-2013 08:13pm
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Egypt a Militry State
Egypt is no a civilian democratic state ,right of free speech & expression is not for all.Onely Coup supporters can enjoy such rights.If you are against the Coup, you are against the Army, you are against the killings,torture and arbitrary arrests,you are against those who captured the presidency on tanks,then you have no place in Egypt.
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J.M.Jordan
04-08-2013 06:57pm
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Correct move.
Obviously, she hasn't got what has happened in Egypt since the time Morsi came to be president-elect. Her solidarity sit-in would only have further hardened pro-Morsi camp position and alienated hope for national reconciliation. Which presently REALLY --- fantastic thing!!! --- exists.
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Salman Baghdadi
04-08-2013 06:06pm
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Leftist preponderance at Nobel handout
Obama, got a Nobel piece prize, and for what? Rejecting Mubarak's offer to transition to a more open society. And what did Tawakul Karman do to deserve her Nobel? She dis not invent penicillin, she did not relieve poverty, she wants to intervene for demigogs who stole a revolution and set Egypt back. Tawwakul Karman and Huma Adedin make appeal to Obama who fell for their support for MB at highest level in the corridors of the WH. They entertained Qaradawi's deputy at the white house. Obama is their slave, and no Master. God Bless Egypt, and save General Sisi to save Egypt for better days of freedom and prosperity
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