Yemeni Nobel Laureate tells Syrians: Assad's time is up

By REUTERS
March 18, 2012 23:30

BOYNUYOGUN, Turkey - Yemeni Nobel Peace Laureate Tawakul Karman, a key figure in the revolt that brought down President Ali Abdullah Saleh, urged Syrian refugees in Turkey on Sunday not to lose hope, saying their president's reign would also come to an end.

"The whole world knows you are right. The blood you have spilled will not go to waste, God willing. You will return to freedom," Karman told a crowd of refugees inside the Boynuyogun camp, one of several in Turkey's southern Hatay province.

"We brought Saleh's time to an end and, God willing, (Syrian President) Bashar al-Assad's time will also come to an end," she told the crowd inside a large tent that serves as the camp's makeshift mosque.

The crowd responded, shouting "Allahu Akbar!", "God is greatest!" and waving their fists in the air.


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