32 The Shafia Family

Kingston, Ontario

A large family journeys from Afghanistan to Quebec, before the family descends into chaos, ending in a catastrophe. What went so wrong in the Shafia family? Tags: honour killings, domestic homicide, domestic violence

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Credits:
Research: Haley Gray
Audio production: Erik Krosby
Writing, narration and music arrangement: Kristi Lee
Disclaimer voiced by the host of Beyond Bizarre True Crime

Main information credits:

Book:
Without Honour: The True Story of the Shafia Family and the Kingston Canal by Rob Tripp
Articles and videos:
https://www.macleans.ca/news/canada/inside-the-shafia-killings-that-shocked-a-nation/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WdGetZjZaw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hx0CTwMLT8w
https://www.macleans.ca/news/canada/a-telling-mistake/
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/second-reading/honour-killings-in-canada-even-worse-than-we-believe/article1314263/
http://www.windsorstar.com/news/timeline+Kingston+canal+deaths/1824608/story.html
https://www.ctvnews.ca/chronology-of-events-in-the-shafia-murders-1.760520
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/jury-hears-wiretap-of-accused-in-canal-deaths-1.1034829
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/canada-in-afghanistan/Shafia+trial+told+abuse+violence+against+woman/5784534/story.html https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/key-players-in-shafia-trial-react-to-verdict-1.1269600
https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2012/01/09/dimanno_accused_mother_testifies_at_shafia_murder_trial.html
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/shafia-jury-finds-all-guilty-of-1st-degree-murder-1.1150023
https://web.archive.org/web/20120201214018/http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Canada/20120131/shafia-deaths-family-imam-120131/
https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/supreme-court-dismisses-appeal-in-shafia-honour-killing-case
https://www.macleans.ca/society/the-shafia-case-is-finished-finally/
https://www.macleans.ca/news/portrait-of-a-young-honour-killer/
https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2017/04/13/supreme-court-will-not-hear-shafias-appeal-in-family-murders.html
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/shafia-murder-tooba-yahya-immigration-revoked-1.4577751
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43434105
https://www.ctvnews.ca/facts-and-arguments-of-the-shafia-family-murder-trial-1.760461
https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2012/01/27/rona_amir_mohammad_the_shafias_servant.html
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/red-flags-in-the-shafia-case-1.1194295
https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2012/01/27/tooba_mohammad_yahya_the_dominant_wife.html https://globalnews.ca/news/170784/timeline-shafia-family-murder-trial/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2093513/Afghan-family-guilty-honour-killing-Canada.html
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/shafia-wife-killed-because-she-was-despised-by-husband-second-wife/article542873/
https://www.kwintessential.co.uk/resources/guides/guide-to-afghanistan-etiquette-customs-culture-business/
https://www.commisceo-global.com/resources/country-guides/afghanistan-guide
https://www.al-islam.org/articles/concept-polygamy-and-prophets-marriages-sayyid-muhammad-rizvi
https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/honor%20killing
https://www.hrw.org/legacy/press/2001/04/un_oral12_0405.htm
https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2012/01/27/honour_a_key_theme_in_shafia_trial.html
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-south-asia-12011352
https://www.macleans.ca/news/canada/inside-the-shafia-killings-that-shocked-a-nation/
https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2012/01/09/dimanno_accused_mother_testifies_at_shafia_murder_trial.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/04/world/middleeast/q-and-a-how-do-sunni-and-shia-islam-differ.html

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