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Yemen Opposition Calls Demonstrations To Honor Nobel Winner


Activist Tawakel Karman jointly won the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize

Activist Tawakel Karman jointly won the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize

Yemen's opposition is calling for more demonstrations in the capital and across the country to honor Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakul Karman.

Anti-government websites said that "we call on the free Yemeni people to take the streets and honor this great lady."

Karman, a human rights leader seeking to end the 33-year rule of President Ali Abdallah Saleh, won the Nobel committee's award on October 7 along with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and her activist compatriot Leymah Gbowee.

Yemen has been gripped since February by an uprising calling for the ouster of Saleh.

compiled from agency reports
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