27 Jul 2020

The life and tragic death of Egyptian LGBT activist Sarah Hegazi

It’s been nearly a decade since thousands of Egyptians took the streets in Tahrir Square and toppled the dictatorship of Hosni Mubarak.

Yet for the last seven years, under President Sisi’s rule – once again journalists and activists face persecution and arrest.

The story of Egypt – of hope and promise giving way to oppression and fear – was brought into sharp focus with the death of one prominent LGBT activist.

Kiran Moodley has been looking at the life of Sarah Hegazi – and the tragedy that followed from one simple photo.

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