Closed - Azza Hilal Ahmad Suleiman: seeking justice for assault
Azza Suleiman continues to bravely demand justice, and we continue to stand with her in that fight - a fight undoubtedly helped by the pressure you helped to exert on the Egyptian authorities. Thank you to everybody who took action.
Thank you also to those of you who took the time to send Azza a message of support. We are still receiving them to our office, and will be handing them over to Azza once they have all been collected. In December our researcher met with her in Tahrir square and she asked him to pass on her thanks to all of you who have shown support.
Watch legendary fashion designer Vivienne Westwood talk about the importance of empathy as she shows her support for Azza - and asks you to do the same.
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.
Concerned, 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.