2013 Zanzibar acid attack
In November 2012, Sheik Fadhil Soraga was the victim of an acid attack.
The two were nearing the end of their one-month volunteer teaching when the attack happened. The attack happened at 7:15 pm on 7 August 2013. The two women were walking on the street on their way to dinner when their attackers approached and threw sulphuric acid on them.
Both women suffered burns to their face, hands, and chest. One woman suffered lesser injuries because she was walking on the side of the curb away from the attackers, so was doused with less liquid.
After being treated at a local hospital, the two returned to London to be treated by specialists. Gee lost an ear and faces further multiple operations, but has expressed determination to overcome the attack and a desire for justice.
Police have arrested Sheikh Issa Ponda Issa after he ran from the police. He was wanted for a possible connection to the acid attack. Mr Ponda had previously been convicted of inciting religious hatred. A reward of 10 million Tanzanian shillings has been offered for information leading to the capture of the attackers.
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