The blockade imposed on Qatar is unfair and breaks the bonds of brotherhood and neighbor, and violates international covenants and treaties, said the human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Tawakkol Karman.Karman stressed that the boycott came as a punishment on Qatar for its support for the Arab spring.
By Adrianne Owings- Tawakkol Karman is a Yemeni journalist and activist who led her country’s 2011 revolution, part of the Arab Spring, that ousted authoritarian President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Karman was also a co-recipient of that year’s Nobel Peace Prize, making her the first Arab woman and the then-youngest person, at 32, to win the award. In 2005, she co-founded the group Women Journalists Without Chains, which advocates for media freedom and human rights in Yemen.
The human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Tawakkol Karman today delivered a speech at the International Conference "The Way Starts Here… The Will To Live For Building The Syrian Society” organized by Lebanon-based Basamat Foundation for Development in Istanbul during the period 22-23 May. In the presence of Turkish deputy prime minister Omer Faruk Korkmaz, about 400 people from 12 countries of the world participated in this major event that was aimed to discuss mechanisms of recovery and advancement of the Syrian society at home and neighboring countries. The text reads as follows: