Paul Schliesmann, Honour On Trial

The true story of the Montreal Shafia family murders in Kingston, ON and the culture of honour killings.

A black car is pulled  from the Rideau Canal near Kingston, Ontario, containing the bodies of  three girls— sisters Zainab, Sahar, and Geeti Shafia— along with their  presumed aunt, Rona Amir Mohammad. Later in the day, after family  members report the women missing, Kingston police become suspicious. The  stories told by parents Tooba Mohammad Yahya and Mohammad Shafia, and  their eldest son, Hamed, don't match up with the rapidly gathering  evidence.

An extensive investigation unfolds, revealing a troubling  story of physical and emotional abuse in the Shafia home—including  threats of murder. Police begin to suspect that this is a quadruple  "honour killing," planned and carried out to wipe away the family's  shame caused by the eldest girls.

Two years later, Mohammad Shafia,  Tooba Mohammad Yahya, and Hamed Shafia are tried for the mass murders,  while a shocked nation follows the case until its gripping conclusion.

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