Activist Mai Skaf laid to rest in Paris flanked by Syrian Revolution flags

Mai Skaf picture flanked by the Syrian revolution flags before her burial Friday in Paris, France. (Supplied)in Paris

Syrian actress- turned- activists Mai Skaf who died in July, 23, aged 49, in her Parisian home due to a brain hemorrhage, was laid to rest on Friday and buried in a cemetery in a suburb in the French capital, surrounded by family members and friends carrying flags of the Syrian revolution.

The burial was delayed due to forensic investigation into the cause of the death by the French police, as she was found dead by her only son in her flat in Paris.

Skaf publicly opposed the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and was arrested twice in 2011 and 2013. She was nicknamed as the ‘Revolution’s Icon’. After she was released from prison, she left Syria in 2013 and lived in France until she died.

The last post she shared on her Facebook page before her death was: “I will not lose hope, I will not lose hope. It is the great Syria, not Assad’s Syria.”

On Friday her friends took to social media to post the funeral and pay tributes to her. She is survived by her only son, a 20-year-old, living in Paris.


Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:57 - GMT 06:57