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JAILED FOR LIFE FOR MURDERING SHAFILEA
2:39pm Friday 3rd August 2012 in News
FARZANA and Iftikhar Ahmed have been jailed for life and ordered to serve a minimum of 25 years for the murder of their daughter Shafilea.
They were found guilty of killing the teenager by a unanimous verdict at Chester Crown Court on Friday.
Mr Justice Roderick Evans said Shafilea had been 'squeezed' between two cultures.
He told the defendants: "You chose to bring up your family in Warrington but although you lived in Warrington, your social and cultural attitudes were those of rural Pakistan and it was those you imposed on your children.
"You wanted your children to live in Pakistan in Warrington.
"Your problem was that in what you referred to as your community, Shafilea's conduct was bringing shame upon you and your concern about being shamed in your community was greater than the love of your child.
"In order to rid yourselves of that problem, you killed Shafilea by suffocating her in the presence of your four children."