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Nobel Prize Laureate condemns Egypt's decision to imprison women

Yemeni Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Tawakkol Karman has condemned an Egyptian court’s decision to imprison female minors for 11 years, pointing out how the decision coincides with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and is thus reflective of the coup’s ugliness and barbarism.


Karaman said via her official Facebook page: “Today’s verdict in Alexandria to sentence 14 girls who participated in anti-coup protests to 11 years in prison reflects the coup’s barbarism, showing that it has hijacked the January Revolution’s gains. The girls’ resistance is proof of the greatness of the Egyptian revolution, which continues in spite of oppression and repression. I salute the 14 ladies who struggle to achieve freedom in Egypt on the International Day to Eliminate Violence against Women.”

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