“I admitted to the persecution, I didn’t deny.. why should I deny? I was defending myself.”
She said with the voice and spontaneity of a thirteen year old girl. At first, this young lady surprised me with her innocence, but when I interviewed her, she
surprised me with her logic and strength.
This is Zahra Al-Shaikh, a university student majoring in Media who was arrested lately. Her case has created quite a stir in social media. She was released but
her trial is still ongoing in court. I was keen to interview her and share her agony with the world because I feel guilty for not covering her story earlier.
I asked her:”Are you sure you want to speak up? Don’t you fear their retaliation?”
“I want everyone to know the truth, no matter how painful, insulting, and degrading it might be. I have to speak”