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Egypt bans Marwa al-Sherbini postal stamp

The Egyptian government has instructed its post to ban all letters and packages sporting an Iranian stamp bearing a picture of Marwa al-Sherbini...

August 18, 2009 5:48 by



The Egyptian government has instructed its post to ban all letters and packages sporting an Iranian stamp bearing a picture of Marwa al-Sherbini, reports Al Arabiya. Al-Sherbini was dubbed the “veil martyr” after she was murdered last year in Germany. Media reports claim she was a victim of racism.

The Iranian government issued the stamp as homage to al-Sherbini.

The Iranian media has described Egypt’s reaction to the stamp as “cold” and “unexpected.”

Egyptian authorities, however, have not commented on the ban.



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  1. Peter M on August 19, 2009 9:52 am

    A cheeky way to respond to Iran by the egyptian authorities would be to issue a stamp with the face of Neda Agha-Soltan who was shot dead for protesting against the rigged elections…

     

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