Shafia Family Looks to Appeal Honor Killing Ruling

The Shafia family, who was sentenced four years ago in a case of honor killing is now asking for a new trial, alleging the the jury may have been biased by cultural prejudice. The family is arguing that the witness, Shahrzad Mojab, a University of Toronto professor who researches honor-based violence, created the impression that the family had a disposition to commit honor violence due to their cultural background. A hearing for the appeal is scheduled for December.

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