News ID: 2219
Publish Date: 02 July 2010 - 20:03
Local officials of Saxonia in Germany held a commemoration ceremony for the first anniversary of martyrdom of Marwa El-Sherbini, an Egyptian pregnant woman and the "martyr of Hijab" who was stabbed to death by a German national in Dresden courtroom as her young son watched.

In the ceremony, the officials of the province admitted to their mistakes in the past and underlined their endeavor to campaign against racism and Islamophobia.

"We try to compensate our past mistakes through holding the ceremony of Marwa al-Sherbini," Dresden Mayor Helma Orosz said.

Saxonia Justice Minister, Jürgen Martinez said after Marwa was killed, we understood we must improve our conduct towards foreign nationals.

On  July 1, 2009, Marwa Ali El-Sherbini, an Egyptian woman and German resident, was brutally killed during an appeal hearing at a court of law in Dresden, Germany.

She was stabbed by Alex Wiens a German against whom she had testified in a criminal case for verbal abuse.

Source: Iribnews
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