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The whole family is requesting new trials.
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Mohammad Shafia, his wife Tooba Yahya and their son Hamed are all asking for new trials.
New documents throw the man's age into question.
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The father, mother and their son have all been convicted of first-degree murder in the deaths of four family members.
I heard the story of Banaz Mahmod, a 20-year-old woman in London, gang-raped, garrotted, stuffed into a suitcase and buried in waste ground, for the crime of a kiss in a train station. Her murder was carried out under the orders of her own father and her uncle. Banaz was married off to a man she had barely met at the age of 17, who subjected her to extraordinary abuses. We need authorities, decision makers and politicians to provide the same protection and preventative action for women of ethnic minority communities affected by "honour"-based violence and oppression as they would for any other crime in any other part of society.
One year after a judge convicted Mohammad Shafia, his wife Tooba Yahya and their son Hamed for the murders of Shafia's three teenage daughters and his first wife, a Montreal organization says it is re...
"Their solution," the Crown attorney told a rapt courtroom in Kingston, Ontario, "was to remove the diseased limb entirely and prune the tree back to the good wood." That's how Laurie Lacelle describe...
On the morning of June 30, 2009, police in a small eastern Ontario city made a ghastly discovery: four females dead in a car submerged in a shallow canal -- Canada's first mass honour killing. In Without Honour, award-winning journalist Rob Tripp draws on three years of exhaustive research and exclusive interviews to make sense of a senseless crime in a way no other writer could.
"The feeling had gnawed at Jake since the catastrophic outcome of his peck on Sahar's cheek in the corridor of St-Ex in the fall of 2007. He had not forgotten the sight of the sad girl standing in the hall, tears trickling down her cheeks, as she explained that her dad got really mad and slapped her."
MONTREAL - Prime Minister Stephen Harper recalled the Shafia killings while visiting the family's hometown of Montreal to underscore Ottawa's support of a program to prevent so-called honour crimes.Ha...
Many more people are compelled to interact with "the law" these days, simply because there is so much more of it. Regulation over citizens' lives has exploded, and much of what happens in court cannot be described as having anything to do with justice.
The aftermath of the Shafia trial has left violence prevention organizations wondering, 'what now?' Centres providing resources and services for women across the country took in the news of the verdic...
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Controversy surrounding the Shafia murder trial prompted imams from across Canada and the U.S. to issue a moral ruling Saturday officially condemning honour killings, domestic viol...
Muslims for Progressive Values have just published a new book tackling all the factors such as interfaith marriage and hijabs that seem to set Muslims apart from the rest of humanity, and cause 55 per cent of Canadians to claim that Muslims do not share their values. Reading it would be a step in the right direction.
A man convicted of killing his three daughters and first wife has filed his intention to appeal. It's Mohammed Shafia's first step in the process toward filing a full appeal at a later date. Shafia,...