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HV131- Voices from Tahrir » Laila Said

Laila Said with Wael Ghonim

Laila Said with Wael Ghonim. Laila is the mother of 28-year old Khaled Said, whose torture and murder by Egyptian police on June 6, 2010, helped to spark the discontent that eventually led to the Tahrir Square protests and President Hosni Mubarak’s downfall. Speaking out about the murder of her son, Laila became known as the “Mother of Egypt” and as an emblem of the consequences of endemic police torture and impunity.

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