Arwa Othman won Human Rights Watch’s Alison Des Forges Award in September. At a Thursday celebration in Sanaa, Othman called for “tolerance” and dedicated her award to “brothers and friends from the Jewish community.”

Othman has been subjected to a smear campaign by hardline Salafist groups because of her civil rights work and support for the Jewish community.

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2014/11/22/Yemeni-minister-dedicates-awards-to-her-country-s-Jews-.html – 11/22/2014.