Father who killed teen in honour murder dies in prison

The country was reminded again Tuesday of one of the most repugnant crimes often used to argue the need for immigration policy that screens out non-Canadian values.  It is the honour killing of women. In this case, a man convicted of the second-degree murder of his 16-year-old daughter, Aqsa Parvez, in Mississauga in 2007 has died in prison. Muhammad Parvez, 67, appears to have died of natural causes but no details were released by the corrections department.  His son, Waqas Parvez, who was 24 at the time, also pleaded guilty and is serving his sentence. The motive for the killing was the teen’s refusal to wear a headscarf and her desire to socialize with boys. The behaviour was an embarrassment to Parvez.  A chilling account of the trial and the events leading up to it are recorded by Bob Mitchell and Noor Javed of the Toronto Star.

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