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Yemeni women attacked while celebrating Nobel Peace Prize win

10 October 2011 Pro-government "thugs" attacked a peaceful women's march in the Yemeni city of Ta'izz, called to celebrate a Yemeni woman's Nobel Peace Prize. Dozens of women were reportedly injured in Yemen’s second-largest city yesterday after government supporters attacked an anti-government rally celebrating Yemeni activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkol Karman. According to reports, pro-government “thugs” threw stones at women who were taking part in a peaceful women’s march in the south-western city of Ta’izz.“Yemeni authorities must protect the right to freedom of expression,…

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