75°

Topics

Tawakul Karman
Nobel winner Tawakul Karman of Yemen denied entry to Egypt
Nobel winner Tawakul Karman of Yemen denied entry to Egypt

Yemen's Nobel Peace Prize winner, Tawakul Karman, was turned away at Cairo's airport Sunday when she arrived with the intention of joining protests against the military coup that toppled President Mohamed Morsi. According to various news accounts, Karman was sent back to the United Arab Emirates, where her flight to Egypt had originated. The Associated Press said the move by Egyptian authorities "underlined the government's resolve in dealing with the protests — now in their second month." The BBC said that while Egyptian security officials did not say why Karman was denied entry to the country, "Mena state news agency referred to her...

Loading