Family of Zara Aleena vow to speak to 'leaders of the country' following death

7/2/2022 9:30:00 AM

'That she spent the last few minutes of her life looking at something so horrible torments us.'

The family of Zara Aleena have paid tribute to the ‘big-hearted’ law graduate and vowed to create change in her memory.

'That she spent the last few minutes of her life looking at something so horrible torments us.'

Earlier this week, Zara’s family described the void left by her death as ‘insurmountable.’Zara’s death comes after wide-spread vigils following the deaths of others like Sarah Everard, Sabina Nessa, Ashling Murphy and Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman over the course of the last year.

Ms Naz told reporters: ‘I don’t think there is going to be closure, this is just the beginning of the conversation we need to have.‘I want to reach out and do something important and act, because that’s what Zara was about – we have got to change something.

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The 35-year-old as she walked through an area just ten minutes from her home. Earlier this week, Zara’s family described the void left by her death as ‘insurmountable. Jordan McSweeney, 29, from Church Elm Lane, Dagenham, east London, did not enter a plea to the charge of murder.’ ‘She walked. Her aunt Farah Naz said: "She was incredibly giving, supportive, insightful. Zara believed that a woman should be able to walk home’, they said. Mr McSweeney, who appeared via video link from HMP Thameside wearing a green jumper, is set to appear again at the Old Bailey on 27 July. They have now vowed to work with politicians to tackle violence against women and girls. “It feels like a homecoming the dimensions – the sensorial aspects, the look and feel all reflect my work,” Van Duysen explained.

Zara’s death comes after wide-spread vigils following the deaths of others like Sarah Everard, Sabina Nessa, Ashling Murphy and Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman over the course of the last year. She had recently begun working at the Royal Courts of Justice, to complete her two-year work placement in order to become a fully qualified solicitor, her family said. empathic and fearless. Zara’s maternal aunt, Farah Naz, said her ‘independent’ and ‘big-hearted’ niece ‘was the joy, the light of our home’. She today spoke of the family’s determination to ‘change something’ in honour of their loved one. Image source, Image caption, Post-mortem tests revealed Ms Aleena had "multiple serious injuries" "Zara was happy and at a point in her life that she had worked hard for," they said. Ms Naz told reporters: ‘I don’t think there is going to be closure, this is just the beginning of the conversation we need to have. Appearing via video link from HMP Thameside and wearing a green jumper, Mr McSweeney was seen covering his face with his hands ahead of the hearing before sitting back in his chair. Farah Naz says her family feel they will never get closure following Zara’s death (Picture: PA) She added that the family now feel a determination to ‘change something’ in her memory (Picture: PA) ‘I want to reach out and do something important and act, because that’s what Zara was about – we have got to change something. Her glorious laughter and her sweet, smiling voice.

‘I want to speak to the leaders of this country, I want to talk about the setting up of projects right now to prevent violence.’ Ms Naz said her niece – known to family members as Zash or Zasherooni – was conscious of the dangers women faced, but felt ‘safe’ walking in her local community which she knew well." A post-mortem examination revealed she had "multiple serious injuries". 'Got to change something' "Whenever Zara walked, that was home for her because she knew everybody. ‘Zara was not a woman who was unaware that there were dangers in the world,’ Ms Naz said. ‘She did not imagine what happened to those women would happen to her. The one word that would best describe Zara ‘would be independent’, said her aunt (Picture: PA/LNP) ‘She didn’t know she was going to be on this list because in her mind she took those precautions. She was dragged on to the driveway, prosecutors allege, and a post-mortem examination found she had suffered multiple serious injuries.

’ Ms Naz added: ‘This is about a young woman who lost everything, and about a society who lost someone who was giving, someone who was good. ‘That she spent the last few minutes of her life looking at something so horrible torments us. ‘She was not ignorant to the fact that women get hurt." Image source, Image caption, Zara Aleena was training to become a fully qualified solicitor Ms Naz said hundreds of people, many of whom the family had never met, had told them they had had conversations with Ms Aleena, known to family members as Zash or Zasherooni, following her death. This isn’t about making the streets safe, it’s about changing the mindset.’ Ms Naz said the family have been inundated with condolences and offers of support by members of the community, including various faith groups, friends, and the families of other women including Ms Henry, Ms Smallman, and Ms Nessa.

Ms Naz has welcomed the news of a silent vigil planned for this weekend (Picture: PA) Friends, family and campaigners will gather in Zara’s memory to ‘walk her home’ (Picture: PA) Zara, a law graduate, had recently started working for the Royal Courts of Justice and was ‘the happiest she had ever been. The law graduate was as happy as she had ever been to be offered a job at the Royal Courts of Justice five weeks ago in order to become a fully qualified solicitor.’ This Saturday, hundreds are expected to turn out for a silent vigil in her memory, where they will come together to ‘walk her home’. Weeping, Ms Naz added: ‘We will never get through this, but it (the walk) will help us.’ Today, Jordan McSweeney appeared at the Old Bailey on Friday accused of murder, attempted rape and robbery in relation to Zara’s death." Image source, Image caption, Post-mortem tests revealed Ms Aleena had "multiple serious injuries" Ms Aleena's work included helping to resettle refugees fleeing violence whilst "always supporting the family" and having fun with her friends. He entered no pleas and was remanded in custody.

The 29-year-old, of Church Elm Lane in east London, will next appear at the Old Bailey on September 30 for a plea hearing. Get in touch with our news team by emailing us at . "She was working, studying, thinking, planning, dreaming but she wasn't a dreamer, she was acting towards her dreams.