The judge should be immediately removed from the bench.
You know that won’t happen. This is the result of taking into consideration other cultural mores, than solely relying on the value system of your own country. Pathetic.
Asian trio who rammed their car into the boyfriend of one of their sisters in ‘honour attack’ all avoid prison
- Court hears that family did not approve of woman’s relationship with victim
- The woman’s brother and his two cousins attacked the man in Blackburn
- Assault only ended when members of the public stepped in to stop it
- Judge blasts ‘honour-based violence’ but spares all three men prison terms
Kasim Ali’s family did not approve of the victim’s relationship with his sister, the court heard
Three Asian men who carried out an ‘honour attack’ on the boyfriend of one of their sisters have all avoided prison terms.
Kasim Ali, 25, and his cousins Adeel Ali, 20, and Razi Khalid, 18, targeted Aquib Baig because their family did not approve of him seeing their sister, a court was told.
They rammed his car before chasing him into a corner store in Blackburn, Lancashire, where they kicked and beat him in front of horrified shoppers.
Despite a judge condemning the violence, the trio were this week spared jail for their attack on Mr Baig, which took place on April 13.
Sentencing them at Preston Crown Court Sessions House, Recorder Julian Shaw told them: ‘There is no place for any religious or honour based violence.
‘It’s abhorrent, it’s against your religion, it’s unlawful. I have had to see the violence perpetrated.
‘Mercifully, perhaps more by luck than judgement, the victim didn’t sustain more serious injuries.
‘He was attacked by all three of you together at the same time despite attempts by member of the public to break it up and despite the perception that he offered no violence towards you at all.’
Prosecutor Sarah Gruffydd told the court how Mr Baig was in a relationship with Kasim Ali’s sister, causing upset among the extended family.
Miss Gruffydd said: ‘It was a relationship which was disapproved of by Ali and the rest of his family. This is an honour-based violence case.’
She told the court the three attackers drove their car into Mr Baig’s before chasing him into a shop and attacking him.
The court heard that the beating only came to an end after members of the public got in between the defendants.
The victim was taken to hospital where he was found to have bruising to his forehead and left eye, grazes to his cheek and swelling to his head. He also had injuries to his chest and back, the court heard.
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