Azza Suleiman and North Africa | Chester and Wrexham | 21 Mar 2013 | Amnesty International UK

Azza Suleiman and North Africa

At our March meeting the group decided to support the case of Azza Suleiman and to focus on North Africa. 

In December 2011 49-year-old Azza Suleiman attended a large protest near Tahrir Square. As she started to leave, she saw a group of soldiers violently beat and strip another female protestor. 

Azza Suleiman © PrivateConcerned, Azza and some others tried to help carry the woman away. But the soldiers reacted violently: they beat Azza so severely that she lost consciousness. 
Even then they did not stop. 

Their attack was so vicious it left Azza with a fractured skull and impaired memory. Azza lodged a formal complaint but to date no one has been held accountable for this violence. 

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