Mary Sameh George, a 25-year-old Christian living in Cairo, was brutally attacked and killed on March 28th by pro-Muslim Brotherhood demonstrators. Mary was on her way to deliver groceries and other necessities to a poor family in the Ein Shams area, as she did every Friday, when she was stopped by a group of protesters. When they spotted Mary’s gold cross necklace, they dragged her out of the car and repeatedly stabbed her before finally choking her to death. The family of this young Christian woman was understandably devastated when they learned of the murder. In fact, her fiancé‘s mother was so grief-stricken that she died shortly after learning of Mary’s death.
Kimberly Anne “Kim” Walker was an American actress, perhaps best known for playing the role of Heather Chandler in the film Heathers. Walker developed brain cancer and died in 2001 at the age of 32. She is interred in Pinelawn Memorial Park in Farmingdale, New York.
Anja Niedringhaus was a German photojournalist who worked for the Associated Press (AP). She was the only woman on a team of 11 AP photographers that won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography for coverage of the Iraq War. That same year she was awarded the International Women’s Media Foundation’s Courage in Journalism prize. Niedringhaus had covered Afghanistan for several years before she was killed on 4 April 2014, while covering the 2014 presidential election, after an Afghan policeman opened fire at the car she was waiting in at a checkpoint, part of an election convoy.