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Gary R. Bunt

Alaa Salah Profile

Times, Alaa Salah: Sudan’s ‘woman in white’ on why she’s prepared to die [paywalled article]

“I’m not afraid of dying,” says the slight, immaculately dressed young woman sitting beside me. “We all have to die at some point, so it’s better to die defending the cause. Other people have died for the cause.”
"From most 22-year-olds such a statement might sound pretentious, ridiculous even. But not from Alaa Salah. The Sudanese student with flashing brown eyes, radiant smile and indomitable spirit has already proved her courage – her willingness to become a martyr for freedom.

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