Why we must stand and support the Muslim Brotherhood's fight for democracy.
BY TAWAKKOL KARMAN|AUGUST 9, 2013
Soon after the military coup that deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy, I announced that I would join the pro-Morsy
demonstration outside of Cairo's Rabaa al-Adaweya square. My home is in Sanaa, Yemen, but all of us who placed our hopes in the Arab Spring have a stake in what happens in Egypt: I wished to protest the killing, forcible disappearance, and jailing of coup opponents -- crimes that have been met with terrible silence from human rights activists and political elites. Not only have such figures refused to condemn such violations of freedom, they have given their blessing and justified such measures.