Samira Ibrahim: A Voice Un-silenced

Samira Ibrahim – Photograph by: Hazem Abdel Hamid Samira Ibrahim’s name was not very popular in Egypt, yet her poignant experience caught the attention of Amnesty International and several local human rights groups. Ibrahim and seven other women were sexually assaulted in an Egyptian military detention center where she was kept for four days. Unlike her peers, Ibrahim chose not to remain silent and pursued legal actions against her abusers and filed two suits against the practice, one demanding it be banned and another accusing an officer of sexual assault. On a crackdown on demonstrators in Tahrir square on March … Continue reading Samira Ibrahim: A Voice Un-silenced