Originally posted at Independent by Justin Vallejo

The mother of Kabul blast victim Kareem Nikoui has been unbanned from Instagram after the company said it had removed her account by accident.

Shana Chappell said her account was deleted after posting a tribute to her son followed by criticism of Joe Biden to Facebook, which owns Instagram.

In a statement to The Independent, a Facebook spokesperson confirmed the removal of her account but said it was a mistake.

“We express our deepest condolences to Ms Chappell and her family. Her tribute to her heroic son does not violate any of our policies,” the statement said.

“While the post was not removed, her account was incorrectly deleted and we have since restored it.”

Ms Chapple had said on Facebook that Instagram began flagging old content on her account after she posted the tribute to her son, but that her account was removed entirely after a post critical of Joe Biden.

“You deleted my account because my sons blood is on Biden’s hands!! 13 Heros blood is on Biden’s hands!!!!” she said on Facebook.

“The real reason they disabled my account is because of this post! And Facebook will come after me next!” she added.

In the post that Ms Chappel believes she was banned for, the grieving mother described her meeting with the president as she received her son’s body from Afghanistan on Sunday…

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