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 'solidarity' with supporters of the deposed Egyptian president."
Morsi, Egypt's first democratically elected president, was ousted by the military on July 3 after massive demonstrations led by secular-leaning Egyptians. Morsi, an Islamist affiliated with the
After arriving at the Cairo airport Sunday, Karman tweeted about her treatment:
The Dubai-based Gulf News said Karman "has repeatedly lashed out at Egypt's military and expressed solidarity with Mursi's supporters who have been protesting since his overthrow on July 3."
The first Arab woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, Karman played a key role in the