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  1. #1
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    Apr 2010
    Great White North

    Canada - Aqsa Parvez, 16, strangled in honour killing, Mississauga, 10 Dec 2007

    Father, brother plead guilty to killing 16 year old girl


    This is such a sad case. Clearly a clash of cultures. The girl left home, but they lured her back and murdered her.

    The above article has an 'Agreed statement of facts' attached that outlines the case in detail. I found the most upsetting parts were quotes from a couple of her siblings from the police interviews.

    One sister indicates that what Aqsa (the victim) did (run away) was against their religion and that she should have obeyed her father. The sister said that it would have been o.k. for the same thing to happen to her, if she had done something wrong. She told the police that whoever did this should not go to jail.

    One of her brothers (not the accused) said that he didn't think his sister should have been killed. If it had been HIS daughter he would probably "only" have broken her legs.


  2. #2
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    Apr 2005
    Whidbey Island, Washington
    What a beautiful girl she was! Oh my; I just cannot imagine. How many people have to die in the name of religion? And that includes the "Christian" religions. So very sad.

  3. #3
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    Apr 2010
    Great White North
    An interesting article from the local newspaper, with a beautiful photo of Aqsa.

    Aqsa 'just wanted to be herself'


    It includes quotes from several of Aqsa's high school friends and a couple of Muslim groups. There is also a side article on a number of community things done in Aqsa's memory. This case has really touched a nerve and has so many implications.
    Last edited by Snoopster; 06-16-2010 at 12:59 PM.

  4. #4
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    Feb 2010
    Barrie Ontario, Canada

    Father and son get life terms for murdering Aqsa ParvezMurder was ‘twisted, chilling and repugnant,’ judge saysPublished On Wed Jun 16 2010Email Print Republish Add to Favourites Report an error Share Share Article

    Bob Mitchell
    Staff Reporter
    Aqsa Parvez’s father and brother had a mindset that was “chilling, twisted and repugnant,” Justice Bruce Durno told a Brampton court Wednesday.

    Muhammad Parvez, 60, and his son Waqas, 29, deserve to spend the rest of their lives in prison, he said, and it will be up to the National Parole Board if they will ever be released. Durno agreed their parole ineligibility should be set at 18 years.

    “It is not the date when the prison doors will open for one or both,” Durno said.

    They will also have the chance to ask a jury to decide after 15 years under the so-called “faint hope clause” if they can get paroled at that point, Durno said.

    On Tuesday, the father and son pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, admitting they strangled the 16-year-old Grade 11 student in her bedroom in the family’s home on Longhorn Trail in Mississauga. Her room was the only one in the home without a door.

    Based on their admissions and Aqsa’s mother’s words that were recorded in a police interview room, Durno seemed to agree with Crown prosecutors Sandra Caponecchia and Mara Basso that they killed her to uphold the family honour in their community.

    He said the motivation behind this “senseless” tragedy was a “most significant” factor in deciding the parole ineligibility of 18 years.

    “It’s profoundly disturbing that a 16-year-old woman facing significant challenges adjusting to life in a very different society than her parents lived in could be murdered for the purpose of saving the family pride and avoid the community embarrassment of not being able to control what they perceived to be a rebellious daughter.

    “This chilling, twisted and repugnant mindset could imply that two grown men would overpower and kill a vulnerable young daughter . . . and be willing to go to jail,” Durno said.

    Durno said the facts of this case were extremely serious in that Aqsa was strangled in her bed.

    “Her father literally had her blood on his hands,” Durno said. He described Aqsa as a “young, vulnerable” victim whose entire life ahead of her.

    Aqsa’s mother, Anwar Jan, wept sporadically as she sat in the courtroom along with other family members.

    Muhammad briefly spoke to his wife before being led away from the courtroom.

  5. #5
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    Feb 2007
    This story appears to be from 2007. Is it being brought up now because there was sentencing or something?


  6. #6
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    Apr 2010
    Great White North
    The father and brother unexpectedly plead guilty just this week. Hence all of the news articles. Sentencing was today.

    Here is an article from today about the sentencing.

    Father and son get life terms for murdering Aqsa Parvez
    Murder was ‘twisted, chilling and repugnant,’ judge


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