• By Tawakkol Karman Soon after the military coup that deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy, I announced that I would join the pro-Morsy demonstration outside of Cairo’s Rabaa al-Adaweya square. My home is in Sanaa, Yemen, but all of us who placed our hopes in the Arab Spring have a stake in what happens in Egypt: I wished to protest the killing, forcible disappearance, and jailing of coup opponents — crimes that have been met with terrible silence from human rights activists and political elites. Not only have such figures refused to condemn such violations of freedom, they have given their blessing and justified such measures.
Sadeq Al-Wesabi (author), Sadeq Al-Wesabi (photographer) Though Karman initially stepped out of the NDC, she is now a part of the Reconciliation Committee.Tawakkol Karman, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate, expresses her dissatisfaction with the outcomes of the revolution, but at the same time she isn’t discontent with the transitional period.
New York- It has been a privilege to serve alongside so many distinguished panelists, including current and former heads of government and senior officials of international organizations. As a civil society member of the panel, I am delighted at the report’s emphasis on empowering people to participate in holding governments accountable for their decisions and actions.