Sarah Hegazi mural revealed in Brighton

September 15, 2020

Credit: Sara Alsherif

A mural for Egyptian human rights activist Sarah Hegazi, who took her own life while living in exile in Canada after being arrested, detained and tortured for raising the LGBTQ+ flag at a concert in Cairo in 2017, was revealed at York Grove, Brighton at the weekend.

The mural includes Sarah’s final words – “To the world. You were cruel, but I forgive you” – and Sara Alsherif, who organised the mural painting event, played Sarah’s favourite music while artists worked on it.

Sara Alsherif, said: ‘Thank you to the fantastic artists, and everyone who helped to bring this mural to the light.’

The mural to Sarah Hegazi is located at York Grove, Brighton, BN1 3TT.