President asks UN to impose sanctions on Germany over hijab martyr incident

July 14, 2009

TEHRAN – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has criticized the West for its double-standard policy toward the human rights issue and asked the UN Security Council to impose sanctions on Germany for the murder of Marwa al-Sherbini.

Al-Sherbini, a 32-year-old Egyptian who was about four months pregnant and wore the hijab, had pressed charges against her neighbor for calling her a terrorist and was set to testify against him when he stabbed her 18 times inside a courtroom in front of her 3-year-old son on July 1 in Dresden.
The sad event was a sign of the corruption of the country’s judicial system, the president stated during a cabinet session on Sunday, and he condemned Berlin’s policy toward minorities.
The West has been silent about the murder of a Muslim woman in Germany although they create a stir about the pre-planned unrest created by certain groups in Iran, he added.
President Ahmadinejad urged the United Nations Security Council to condemn the German government and its judicial system for not respecting the inalienable rights of the country’s residents.
“This appalling event documents the corruption of the German judicial system and is a scandal for the United Nations,” he noted.
Underlining the need to bring the culprits responsible for the tragic incident to justice, he said the world will never forget this catastrophe and will pursue the case until human rights are restored