Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Both her brother Wasqas and father Muhammad Parvez pled guilty to second degree murder today. Her mother Anwar Jan told police that her husband killed his youngest child because "My community will say, 'You have not been able to control your daughter.' This is my insult. She is making me naked." reports the CBC.
Thus she was put to death, so that her father could avoid potential criticism of his parenting, if you can even use that word in this context.
The charge of second degree murder carries an automatic life sentence. As a woman, a feminist and a human being, I grieve for Aqsa and all she might have been, and I hope this case sends a message that in Canada, we don't permit the murder of innocent children.
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