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By MS. Iqbal Tamimi Our media watch in UK

Yemeni Tawakkul Karman, one of the leaders of the protest movement against President Ali Abullah Saleh was named one of three Nobel Peace Prize winners on Friday. She was hailed “for her non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work”.

As much as this reward made all Arab women proud, it has raised many question marks. Among which that she has shared the prize with Liberian president Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and her compatriot Leymah Gbowee, who mobilised fellow women against their country’s civil war, yet they never got the publicity that Karman has enjoyed following the announcement.

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