Activist and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Tawakkol Karman has defended the youths, who led the revolution in Yemen in 2011, who are now leading demonstrations to overthrow corruption.
She described the new revolutionary wave as very important to eradicate corruption, impose the rule of law, recover stolen public properties and achieve other demands.
In her statement on Facebook, she sent a message to the youths saying: "you will face those raising doubts about your sincere struggle and revolutionary activities. They will call themselves the defenders of the revolution and will do their best to destroy your struggles and wish you don’t achieve them".
She accused the critics of the youths of being self-contradicted as they are ignoring the goals of the youths' revolutionary activity and field struggle on one hand, and of turning against the goals of the revolution, on the other hand.
She accused the critics of the youths of turning around themselves because of their wrong belief that the youths' struggles will bury them in case they succeeded. "You don't have time to prove that your intentions are faithful and sincere or to defend yourselves before those people who have neither done something to help achieve your goals nor left others to do that. Use all your time to achieve the goals of your revolution and that is the only way to face possible counterrevolution and the way to finish all stages of your revolution," she addressed the youths.