Shafilea murder was about control and not honour

Warrington Guardian: Shailfea's mother, Farzana Ahmed, also found guilty of her murder

7:40am Friday 17th August 2012

AN expert on Muslim culture has said he believes Shafilea Ahmed was not killed for honour.

Three crucial pieces of evidence which may have led jury to verdict

Warrington Guardian: Sister Mevish with mum Farzana

AFTER almost nine years of police investigations there were crucial parts of evidence which culminated in the conviction of Ifitkhar and Farzana Ahmed.

11 weeks of high drama in court one

Warrington Guardian: Junyad Ahmed

THERE have been many days of tension and high drama at Chester Crown Court over the past 11 weeks but Friday topped them all.

GUARDIAN COMMENT

Warrington Guardian: MURDERED Shafilea

12:41pm Thursday 9th August 2012

THE climax of an important case at a large crown court was Shafilea Ahmed’s dream.

Shafilea was ‘squeezed’ between two cultures, says judge

Warrington Guardian: Iftikhar Ahmed, who has been found guilty of Shafilea Ahmed's murder

1:16pm Thursday 9th August 2012

JUDGE Mr Justice Roderick Evans slammed Shafilea’s parents for ‘squeezing’ her between two cultures before killing her.

Shafilea told she was going to Pakistan for arranged marriage

Warrington Guardian: Shafilea Ahmed

ON February 5 2003, seven months before she was murdered, Shafilea Ahmed made an emergency application for housing to social services.

Motive for murder

Warrington Guardian: PARENTS FOUND GUILTY OF MURDERING SHAFILEA

JEALOUSY, honour and cultural pressures were at the heart of Shafilea Ahmed’s murder, according to a leading criminal psychologist.

TEN YEAR TIMELINE - August 2002 to August 2012

Warrington Guardian: Teenager Shafilea Ahmed whose body was found in the Lake District in 2004

2:16pm Thursday 9th August 2012

August 2002 - Shafilea passes 10 GCSEs at good grades at Great Sankey High School. She was known as a popular pupil and was committed to her education.

JAILED FOR LIFE

Warrington Guardian: PARENTS FOUND GUILTY OF MURDERING SHAFILEA

2:39pm Friday 3rd August 2012

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.

WITH PICTURES: Shafilea's killers led away from court in handcuffs

Warrington Guardian: WITH PICTURES: Shafilea's killers led away from court in handcuffs

FARZANA and Iftikhar Ahmed will today, Saturday, start the first full day of their life sentences for killing their daughter Shafilea.

Shafilea murder case was never closed, say police

Warrington Guardian: Detective Superintendent Geraint Jones

4:49pm Friday 3rd August 2012

THE investigating officers in the Shafilea Ahmed case said witnesses had shown great courage coming forward.

PARENTS FOUND GUILTY OF MURDERING SHAFILEA

Warrington Guardian: PARENTS FOUND GUILTY OF MURDERING SHAFILEA

12:50pm Friday 3rd August 2012

AFTER almost nine years of lies, deception and deceit the parents of Shafilea Ahmed have been found guilty of her murder.

School friend pays moving tribute to Shafilea

Warrington Guardian: Shafilea's friend Melissa Powner

1:40pm Friday 3rd August 2012

THE school friend of Shafilea Ahmed paid a moving tribute outside court after the verdict came in today.

Diary extracts of Sahin Munir, a key witness in the Ahmed trial

Warrington Guardian: Sister Mevish with mum Farzana

1:00pm Friday 3rd August 2012

Below is an extract from the diary of Shahin Munir.

Charity calls for action following guilty verdict

Warrington Guardian: Teenager Shafilea Ahmed whose body was found in the Lake District in 2004

1:53pm Friday 3rd August 2012

THE brutal murder of Shafilea Ahmed must serve as a wake-up call to help other girls at risk of forced marriage, says children’s charity Plan UK.



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