Supreme Court will not hear Shafia’s appeal in honour killings

The Supreme Court of Canada will not hear the case of a man convicted of murdering his three sisters and another woman.

Hamed Shafia had asked the top court for leave to appeal, arguing new evidence showing he was a youth at the time of the deaths should not have been dismissed.

On Friday, the SCC announced it will not hear the appeal, as usual giving no reason for the decision.

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  • Frances

    Were they unanimous in “no appeal” or were some Justices interested?

    • Maggat

      Good, a point well worth knowing.

  • richard

    Honour killing may be an Islamic “value,” but it sure isn’t a Canadian “value.”

    • Ed

      Worse, the potential cluttering of the Kingston locks with cars…

      Bad for the environment.

      • Frances

        The environment isn’t an Islamic “value” either.

    • David Murrell

      It could in Canada’s future, sadly.

  • Spatchcocked

    Some types of diversity are not strengths…..some are of course…….I guess…….it’s so confusing but M 103 will clarify matters wonderfully ….

    Trudy and his cabinet will smoke a fat one and Suss out fact from fiction……determine what is real and what is not.

  • El Martyachi

    Plenty of mileage to be had from that foreground image…

  • Good.

  • Maggat

    A sound decision from the SCC. Who’d thunk?

  • bob e

    Stand him against a wall & shoot him .

    • Waffle

      Nah, better that he should suffer.

      • Alain

        Along with the female accomplice.

    • Alain

      No problem, but he did not act alone.

  • occupant 9

    Well, from an Islamic perspective this is an outrage! Men are worth twice that of women and clearly these women had greatly disappointed this particular male relative and that’s a BIG Islamic no-no.

    So, any natural Canadian view that the ruling was just is “Islamophobic” in M 103 terms.