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Tributes for Nawal El Saadawi - Egyptian feminist, writer and campaigner

Tributes have flooded in around the world for Nawal El Saadawi, an Egyptian doctor, feminist and writer, who was a panel member in the 2010 Permanent People’s Tribunal on Sri Lanka which acknowledged the “importance of continuing investigation into the possibility of genocide”.

Nawal El Saadawi passed away aged 89-years-old, having been a prolific writer and campaigner throughout her life, speaking out against practices such as Female Genital Mutilation and gender-based oppression.

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She also took part in the 2010 tribunal on Sri Lanka. A 2013 ruling from the Permanent People’s Tribunal subsequently found Sri Lanka “guilty of the crime of genocide and ongoing genocide.”

Journalists for Democracy Sri Lanka were amongst the many groups who paid tribute to El Saadawi, sending out a tweet earlier this week.

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