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Tawakkol Karman donates Nobel Prize money
Tawakkol Karman donates Nobel Prize money

Nobel Peace prize winner Tawakkol Karman has donated all of her winnings to a charity for the families of those who lost loved ones during the revolution.

World Bulletin / News Desk

Tawakkol Karman, the Nobel Peace prize winner for 2011, has donated her cash prize to the families of those killed during the Arab Spring revolution in Yemen. A status update on her Facebook page revealed that she had given her $500,000 prize money to charity.

"I have waited for this to dedicate the most precious of what I own to the greatest of those whom I have ever loved," said Karman.

Karman became the first Arab woman and the youngest person ever to become a Nobel Peace winner for her efforts for freedom during the revolution.

Hundreds of Yemeni people lost their lives  while thousands were wounded in the 2011 protests which ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh.



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