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Her father had a theory about her being killed. Then came the arrest.
New York-In October 2019, when Ola Salem’s body was found in a park on Staten Island, her friends and relatives were rushed to explain. 25-year-old Salem (Salem) ) Known as a dedicated advocate of domestic violence refuge for Muslim women and women. The suspicions of the children she volunteered and the local media focused on her husband. The police said she had a turbulent relationship with her husband. Her father proposed another theory: Kabary Salem told the New York Times that his daughter shared the story of being followed by someone. The New York Times reported on the Morning newsletter, but the authorities now say it was a lie and aimed to mislead investigators. It was Kabary Salem who killed his daughter. Drag his body into Bloomingdale Park and cover it with branches. Kabary Salem, 52, almost appeared in court last week and faces seven charges including murder, strangulation and covering up the body. Court records show that he pleaded not guilty. Kabari Salem’s lawyer could not be reached for comment last week. Officials said that although Kabari Salem spoke to reporters, he was still considered a suspect in the death of his daughter. “In the entire tragic case, we have never lost hope that the suspected murderer will be arrested and prosecuted.”
; Staten Island District Attorney Michael E. McMahon said in a statement. “We will continue to work tirelessly to hold this defendant accountable.” After a year-long investigation into a murder case, these allegations confused many people who knew Ola Salem. Friends said they were shocked by the news of their father’s arrest. On October 23, 2019, Ola Salem went to Pennsylvania with her father, who was a former Olympic athlete Professional boxer. According to the indictment, Kabari Salem strangled his daughter to death early the next day. The official said that he then drove to Staten Island, dragged her body to Bloomingdale Park near Princes Bay, and covered her with branches and leaves. They said that afterwards, he returned to Pennsylvania and later fled to the United States. The key to the investigation this year was the discovery that Kabary Salem had rented a car from Avis on October 22. Kabary Salem told investigators that he used his family car to drive his daughter home to New York. The official said that investigators also found his daughter’s phone number in the family car, and Kabari Salem told them that when he put down her phone, she had forgotten it. In fact, detectives discovered that Kabari Salem used this rental car to travel extensively on Staten Island, including a short stay in the park where his daughter’s body was found nearby. He was arrested in Kuwait with the assistance of the U.S. State Department and Interpol in December, was quarantined, and then extradited back to New York. The prosecutor did not provide a potential motive for the murder. But the relationship between Ola Salem and close relatives seems to have troubled for some time. In public. Kabary Salem (Kabary Salem) was a driver and was a boxer for the Egyptian Olympic team in 1992 and 1996. He is known as the “Egyptian Magician”, is well-known among fans and other fighters, and became notorious in 1999. When he repeatedly hit his head during a game, his opponent lost consciousness and died after brain surgery. Six years later, he quit the sport. In March, Kabary Salem posted a photo of herself and her daughter on a now-defunct Instagram account with the caption: “I miss you and love you to tear my love apart.” After the death of Ola Salem, a report in the New York Times quoted Kabary Salem as saying that her daughter “will follow her while driving, and he hopes To be clarified. “I want to know what happened to her, what that is the reason-but no one told me-I was just waiting,” he said at the time. He is scheduled to return to court on February 5. Ola Sai Ola Salem’s family refused to reach an agreement with them. On Wednesday, they were said to be still dealing with the news. As a child, Ola Salem, who grew up on Coney Island, was the American Muslim Association of South Brooklyn An active member of the Youth Center. Friends said that she likes boxing like her father. She hosted religious discussions at Kingsboro Community College on weekends. She is known for her enthusiastic spirit and protective attitude at the Asiyah Women’s Center, a domestic violence shelter. Volunteer to perform night shifts here. Dania Darwish, the founder of co-sanctuary and friends for more than ten years, said that when she met the memory of Ola Salem’s death, her belly turned. She added that she hopes “justice will be rewarded. “Davis recalled the last day of Ramadan, when she and Ola Salem would dance, sing, exchange laughter and imagine their future lives. When she opened the shelter in Brooklyn, Davis said , She knew that her friend had a “way to make people feel safe and comfortable,” so she reached out to Ola Salem. She has this relaxed spirit and a peaceful presence,” said Davis . “Even the worst days in life, she made people laugh immediately.” As everyone knows, Ola Salem is outspoken. At the age of 17, she visited Playland Park, a rye amusement park in New York, after a youth trip to commemorate the end of Ramadan, which made headlines. When an employee told Ola Salem that she couldn’t hitchhike with her sister because she was wearing a headscarf, she asked to talk to the management, the problem escalated, and a small scuffle broke out. Ola Salem told The Times: “I said,’This is not my headgear. This is my religious belief.’ For Darwish, killing her friend-brutally defending Other women-still a devastating loss.” She is suffering from domestic violence and is leaving the situation where she may be murdered. This is why they feel safe enough to leave. “I hope our community will provide her with more protection in a way that protects her.” “This article was originally published in The New York Times. (C) 2020 New York Times Company