This is the heroic 36-year-old Sayed Taha who was murdered when he intervened to save a woman from sexual assault and harassment.
On 23 January, Taha, who was working at an ironing service shop in al-Basateen area south of Cairo, saw the woman being attacked and intervened to save her. Locals say the woman had been dragged to the ground by a man who held a knife to her throat with the intention of taking her to rape her.
Taha and his friend saw this happening and rushed to the aid of the woman who was a stranger to Taha. Taha's friend told the media that they did not care who the woman was, but that they had to rescue her as she could've been their own mother, sister or daughter. Taha managed to save the woman and bring her to her feet, temporarily scaring off her attacker.
Shortly afterwards, the attacker returned and stabbed Taha to death in front of shocked on-lookers. Police swiftly arrested the attacker after the cold-blooded murder.
Now, a young girl in the second grade has to grow up without her father.
Support Taha's family
This Go Fund Me was started after request by readers of Egyptian Streets to support Taha's family. Egyptian Streets has made contact with local authorities and will be posting updates in the coming few days.
We will also be working to clarify the exact circumstances of the event - as eyewitnesses have provided different accounts regarding the attacker's motivations. The woman who was saved by Taha has provided statements demanding justice for Taha.
This campaign will run for 10 days, with money personally delivered to the family within days of the campaign ending. If the family wishes to speak to the media, we will also publish an article on Egyptian Streets.
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