Egypt hails nomination of Dresden park after Egyptian victim of 2009 hate crime – Foreign Affairs – Egypt

Marwa was a German resident born in Alexandria, Egypt in 1977.

She graduated from the Faculty of Pharmacy of Alexandria University in 2000 before moving to Germany in 2005.

Marwa worked at the Carl Gustav Carus University Hospital in Dresden and was studying to be accredited to practice pharmacy in Gernmany.

In July 2009, Marwa, who wore the Islamic headscarf, was stabbed repeatedly in court by a German against whom she was testifying in a criminal case of verbal abuse and racial slurs for her wearing the Islamic headscarf in August 2008 .

She was three months pregnant with her second child at the time of her murder.

The attacker also stabbed and injured Marwa’s husband.

He was convicted of attempted murder and murder, and sentenced to life imprisonment in the case which sparked public outrage in Egypt.

The naming of the park came as part of the International Anti-Racism Week organized by Dresden to combat racism and xenophobia.

Makram expressed his appreciation for the events launched by Dresden to affirm tolerance and acceptance without any discrimination.

In an official statement released by the ministry, Makram said that tolerance and love are the only way for security and safety to prevail everywhere, adding that Egyptians abroad are integrating into their societies and adding many positive experiences.

An Islamic center had previously been established and named after Marwa and a prize bearing her name was set up to spread tolerance.

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