2011 Nobel Peace prize laureate, Tawakkol Karman strongly denounced on Tuesday the arrest in Egypt of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood spiritual guide, Mohammed Badie.
Badie was apprehended and arrested in Cairo, the Egyptian capital, this Tuesday by the Egyptian authorities under allegations he enticed protesters to act violently against the security forces and the military.
Karman who is herself a member of al-Islah, an umbrella faction which account within its ranks the Muslim Brotherhood, commented on the series of events which led within two years of the Arab Spring to the release of former Egyptian President Husne Mubarak, a man who has been accused of embezzling billions of dollars and ordered the killing of unarmed civilians in 2011 and the arrest of Mohammed Badie, a man who always opposed violence and stood with revolutionaries in Tahrir Square in opposition of tyranny, stressing that the Arab Spring now stood dead in the water.
Just as an Egyptian judge ordered the release of deposed President Mubarak on Monday, the military moved against the Muslim Brotherhood by raiding its leaders' homes.
Karman who has always opposed July 3rd coup d'etat against President Mohammed Morsi has been slammed by the Egyptian authorities earlier in August for her activism and denunciation of violence against protesters. She was actually refused entry to Egypt in her last trip to Cairo.
True to her democratic beliefs, Karman has warned that the return of tyranny and oppression to the Middle East would only strengthen the resolve of revolutionaries.