When the protests, the chanting, and all other means of resistance failed to work, Ali had nothing left except for his body. He used it as a way to reenact the murderous violence practiced by the mafia regime that rules us with all its parties, lastly through their new policy of humiliation and starvation, that is currently taking place in Lebanon.
“Factors of suicide overlap, pile up, accumulate and get complicated until the person who is about to commit suicide no longer recognizes the problems he was facing and complaining about, whether they were related to poverty, social hardships, diseases, bankruptcy or any other reason.”
Sara Hegazi’s suicide encouraged the LGBT community to speak up again, not only in Tunisia, but in the whole Arab region and the world. “It’s an opportunity to scream at the top of our lungs for our lost rights…”
The Egyptian women’s solidarity with Sarah Hegazi’s story did not cease due to fears of perhaps having to eventually face suicide themselves, for every girl of this class would have met the same fate in case she’d decided to rebel against the system, or as one of them expressed briefly and eloquently: “we are Sarah Hegazi’s illegitimate sisters, and maybe the same fate awaits us…”