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Life sentence for "headscarf martyr" killer

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Life sentence for "headscarf martyr" killer


A man who stabbed a pregnant Egyptian woman to death in a German courtroom in front of her husband and three-year old son has been jailed for life.

Alexander Wiens, a German of Russian origin, has admitted holding anti-Islamic and xenophobic views although he denied this was the motive for his attack. Marwa El-Sherbiny was stabbed 16 times in Dresden in July. She was in court for a case in which she had accused Wiens of racist abuse after an argument in a public playground.

Her death sparked outrage in Germany and throughout the Muslim world, with Sherbiny dubbed the “headscarf martyr.”

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