Yemen's rights campaigner
Tawakul Karman, joint winner of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, has promised to donate the award money to the public treasury, but only after the embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh is ousted, the opposition website Mareb Press reported Sunday.
Karman, 32, told a ceremony held in the Yemeni capital late Saturday that the donated money should prompt a hunt for the public funds "plundered by the Saleh regime."
"I will file lawsuits against Saleh and his regime to restore all plundered money and ensure it is brought back to the Yemeni people," the website quoted Karman as saying.
Karman, a vociferous critic of Saleh's 33-year rule, on Friday became the first Arab woman to win the Nobel Prize. She shares this year's award with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and her activist compatriot Leymah Gbowee.