News ID: 1127
Publish Date: 28 December 2009 - 16:57
A number of student institutions of Shiraz universities have expressed their support to Fars province's governor's suggestion to offer scholarship named after Marwa el-Sherbini to women who have been denied the right to education for observing the Islamic dress code.
Marwa el-Sherbini, the three-month pregnant Egyptian woman, was stabbed 18 times to death in a German court in July.

"We, students of Shiraz universities welcome Iranian president and Fars governor's suggestion to offer Marwa el-Sherbini scholarship to women observing Islamic dress code…," twelve student institutions said in a joint statement.

Rohama reported: Shiraz University had previously announced that it plans to offer the scholarship. Kashan University was the first to introduce the idea earlier this month.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has earlier welcomed the decision and said that the scholarship can provide an opportunity for Muslim women who are not allowed to study in Europe, because they wear Hijab, to continue their studies in Iran.

El-Sherbini was killed while testifying against Axel W. in an appeal court.
The defendant approached the witness stand during the hearing, stabbed Marwa 18 times in front of her three-year-old son, the jury and other court officials.

Source: Al-Alam
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