Footage of Egyptian soldiers mercilessly beating a “red-hooded woman” during a protest went viral last year. Now, AZZA HILAL SULEIMAN tells Amnesty International Senior Editor, Clare Fermont, her story.
NOTE: Amnesty International's action is now closed. Azza thanks Amnesty members for their solidarity and work on her case
Azza Hilal Suleiman became known internationally last year as the “red-hooded woman”. Video footage* showed her helping another woman whose underwear was exposed as Egyptian soldiers dragged and beat her during a demonstration. Then Azza too was attacked, so viciously that she almost lost her life.
I spoke to Azza at her home in Cairo about her life-changing experiences since the Egyptian uprising began.