RIP Sally Zahran

Sally Magdy Zahran grew up in Cairo with her family and only lived in Sohag for four years, where she enrolled in the English department at the Faculty of Arts. Her father, a university professor, was recruited by the university in Sohag and her family still resides there.

Upon completing her studies, Zahran moved back to Cairo and worked as a translator. On 28 January 2011 (the Friday of Anger) she was clubbed in the back of the head with a bat and died.

One of the many women and men who died during the successful Egyptian uprising. More at Egypt Remembers.

If there is no struggle there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation … want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightening. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters…. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.

Frederick Douglass

7 comments to RIP Sally Zahran

  • Hanan abdulaziz

    Rabna yr7mha isA. All Egyptians are proud of her she is a martyr and the future of Egypt is attributed to her and all the other martyers may she rest in peace and one thing I would like to say is thank u sally u are a true heroin.

  • suzan

    May Allah Forgive her. As I have read from oher posts that sally was wearing the HEGAB but this pic is not with the hejab plz if you could post a pic for her with the hejab jazakom Allah.

  • alpha

    It is not what she was wearing or not wearing that makes a differences but what she stood for and because of her great sacrifice we have a different country today.(commenting on the comment made before me)

  • alpha

    Egyptian are trully great people

  • Masria

    Allah Yar7mha wa yar7m kol shohada2na . Sally didn’t die from a hit on the head. she died in Sohag where she was staying with her family. After coming back from the protest in Sohag she fell down from her balcony, she was very dizzy from all the smoke and gas she smelled in the protest. Please correct the information that you have. She was not in Cairo and was not hit with a bat in Tahrir. Thank You

  • nagla

    To the beautiful Sally: You remind me of my daughter and her friends. I cried for you. I still do. May you rest in peace.
    To Suzan: what difference does it make if she did or did not wear hijab? You reduce this beautiful spirit to a piece of cloth worn on the hair? Let us all put our energy in remembering this lovely soul rather than discussing whether or not her hair was covered. On a general note, please give women and their clothing a break and let us focus on values that matter.