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On the night of June 30, 2009, a father, mother and brother drowned half their family in a black Nissan just outside of Kingston, Ontario. On January 29, 2012, Mohammad Shafia, Tooba Mohammad Yahya and Hamed Mohammad Shafia were each convicted of four counts of first-degree murder. The apparent motive behind the killings was what the judge ultimately described as "a notion of honour that is founded in the domination and control of women, a sick notion of honour that has absolutely no place in any civilized society." Christie Blatchford and the reporters and columnists of the National Post covered the so-called honour killings from the first reports of a submerged car to the final verdict. With her clear analysis and astute emotional observation, Blatchford provides the definitive account of a crime that appalled a nation.

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Killed Because They Were Girls
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Killed Because They Were Girls.
May 12th, 2014
This book is basically a collection of newspaper reports written during the trial. It is not a novel and therefore information is repeated many times. If you are looking for extreme details of the case this is not where you will find it. I was very disappointed with all of the repetitive facts.
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Killed because they were girls
February 4th, 2014
Very repetitive as the reasons for the girl's deaths and the first wife of their father is described numerous times. One knows this after the first chapter but it is described over and over.
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