Tawakul Karman a mother of three children who sparked off the Yemeni Revolution receives the Nobel Peace Prize. The video shows her on the fourth day of of the revolution leading the students out of Sanaa University, chanting "revolution". She is identified by her blue patterned hijab in the clip.
Her calls for an end to corruption family ownership of Yemen (referring to the president), struck a cord with most Yemenis. She also openly called the army away from the president, telling them they are the people's army not the family army, some month later the army split away from the president as the slaughtering of protesters caused them to re-evaluate their allegience and go with the people not against. She renounces violence and calls the president to stop killing the nation.
Tawakul Karman has been imprisoned, had her house raided and bombed, her family imprisoned and tortured, and made a mockery of by the Yemeni president. Yet to no avail for them. She now lives in Change Square, in a makeshift tent, in the protest camp in Sanaa. She is from Taiz, a central province of Yemen, the former capital of the northern Yemen imamate.
She stands firmly against the Gulf Cooperation Council plan that envisages Ali Abdullah Saleh and his government being given immunity, which is the plan backed by USA, UK, France and rejected by the Yemeni people. The Yemeni people want to see Ali Abdullah Saleh out like Mubarak and ben Ali.
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