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Tawakkol Karman banned from entering Egypt

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Yemeni activist and Nobel Prize winner, Tawakkol Karman, banned from entering Egypt and deported back to Yemen

Cairo airport security forces banned the prominent Yemeni activist and Nobel Prize winner, Tawakkol Karman from entering Egypt (AFP Photo)

Cairo airport security forces banned the prominent Yemeni activist and Nobel Prize winner, Tawakkol Karman from entering Egypt
(AFP Photo)

By Fady Ashraf

Cairo airport security forces banned the prominent Yemeni activist and Nobel Prize winner, Tawakkol Karman from entering Egypt, a security source said.

Karman arrived in Cairo from Sana’a this morning, but she was in the no-entry list based on a recommendation by a “security institution”, according to state-owned MENA.

She was banned from entry and was deported back to Sana’a.

The Anti-Coup Coalition condemned Karman’s deportation in a press statement and accused interim vice-president Mohamed ElBaradei of being responsible for banning activists and Nobel Prize Winners to enter Egypt, as he is a holder of the same prize.

They said the deportation is “another violation to be added to the list of the coupists for human rights and freedom of speech. It also reveals the police/military state that the coupists impose in Egypt.”

Karman has declared her support with supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi in Rabaa Al-Adaweya on social media and stated she will join them, “the free men” in their struggle against the “military coup” on 27 July.


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