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R. v. Muhammad Manzour Parvez (father) and Waqas Parvez (son) AGREED STATEMENT OF FACTS FAMILY HISTORY. ‘The victim in this matter is Aqsa Parvez. She was 16 years old when she was murdered in her family home located at 5363 Longhorn Tr., Mississauga. The cause of death was neck compressions. She was the youngest of eight children born to the accused, Muhammad Manzour Parver and his wife Anwar Jan. Aqsa had 3 older brothers and 4 older sisters. The youngest of her older brothers is the accused Waqas Parvez. ‘Aqsa’s father was 57 years old when he committed this offence. Her brother, Wagas Parvez, was 26 years old. ‘The whole family was bom in Pakistan. In 1999 the accused, Muhammad Manzour Parvez came to Canada with his eldest son Muhammed Shan when they claimed and were granted refugee status. Agsa’s mother, Anwar Jan immigrated to Canada with the remaining 7 children in 2001, Aqsa would have been 11 years old when she came to Canada. On the day of the murder, all but two of the eight children lived at 5363 Longhorn Tr. in Mississauga. ‘Aqsa’s older sisters and brothers were: * Muhammad Shan Parvez. He was 31 years old at the time of the offence. After immigrating to Canada he married to Shazia Shan. They had one child at the time of the offence. The three of them were in the family home in their upstairs ‘bedroom when the offence took place. - * Atishan Parvez. . He was 27 years old at the time of the offence. After he immigrated to Canada he married Wajiha Akhtar. They had a new-born at the time of the offence and they were upstairs in their bedroom at the time of this offence. © The accused, Waqas Parvez. After he immigrated to Canada he was married to Uzma Tabassum. They had no children. At the time of the offence, Uzma ‘Tabassum was upstairs in their bedroom. © Shasma Parver.. She was 21 years old at the time of the offence. She shared a bedroom in the basement with her sister Irim and was home at the time the offence took place. © [rim Parvez. She was 18 years old at the time of the offence. The basement bedroom she shared with her sister Shasma was a few feet away from Aqsa’s bedroom. ‘+ Tahsen Parvez, She was approximately 28 ears old at the time of the offence. She was married at the time of the offence and lived elsewhere with her husband. * Mahwash Parvez. She was approximately 30 years old at the time of the offence and lived elsewhere with her husband. All the women in the family dressed traditionally. None of the women in the family worked outside of the home. The women were financially dependant on the men in the family. The accused, Muhammad Manzour Parvez worked nights as a taxi driver. The eldest son, Muhammad Shan worked days as a taxi driver. ‘The second eldest son, Atishan worked full time as a mechanic and part-time in a restaurant. The accused, Waqas worked nights as a tow-truck driver. ‘The marriages of all of the children were traditionally arranged. All the children married their cousins from Pakistan, who subsequently immigrated to Canada, Shasma and Irim were not married at the time of the offence. Shasma was ‘engaged to someone who was relocating from Pakistan. Neither Shasma nor Trim worked or went school. They had both previously attended Applewood High School. Irim ‘completed high school in June 2007, Shasma did not complete high school and stopped attending Applewood some time in 2006. Since this offence took place, the accused Muhammad Manzour Parvez approved Irim’s arranged marriage to someone from Pakistan who has since immigrated to Canada. At the time of the offence Aqsa, was in grade 11 at Applewood High School. Prior to her death Aqsa confided in her counsellor that her parents had already chosen someone in Pakistan for her to marry. Aqsa’s eldest brother confirmed that preliminary arrangements between his father and the boy’s family had taken place. BACKGROUND LEADING UP TO THE OFFENCE: Approximately one year prior to the murder, when Aqsa was 15 and in Grade 10, she started confiding in her friends and school official’s about some problems she was experiencing at home. She complained of isolated incident of verbal and physical arguments at home between herself and her siblings. Aqsa also disclosed that she was experiencing conflict at home over cultural difference between living in Canada and back home. In particular, she told her Vice Principal that she no longer wanted to dress traditionally like the other women in her family and she did not wish to wear a hijab. Aqsa told her Vice Principal that she was afraid to tell her father that she no longer wanted to wear a hijab. On November 9, 2006 Aqsa’s Vice Principal organized a meeting between CAS, a counselor from India Rainbow Services, Aqsa and her father. At this meeting Aqsa disclosed to her father she did not want to wear the hijab any longer. Hier father declined to give her permission to do 50. They also discussed the problems Aqsa was having at home with her elder siblings. Mr. Parvez assured the officials that he would take care of the issues that Aqsa was having at home with her sisters and brothers. He told officials that “he was in control of his house, he made all the decisions and his children do as he says.” Privately, to an India Rainbow counselor, Aqsa explained that she felt her sister Irim, who was in her last year at Applewood at the time, was spying on her at school and reporting baok to her father. Aqsa completed Grade 10 without any further involvement between school officials and her father. Aqsa was referred to a school counseling group called “Girl Power.” She attended 8 sessions and was quict and shy through out the sessions. Aqsa completed Grade 10 but did not pass 3 of her classes, Her school attendance also started to falter In September 2007 Aqsa commenced Grade 11 at Applewood High School. The school called Aqsa’s home when they noted she was absent from school in the first few days. A meeting was scheduled between Aqsa, her father and school officials on September 17, 2007. At that time Aqsa’s father told the school officials that he intended to take Aqsa out of Applewood High School and had plans to enroll her in an Islamic school. Aqsa was asked by the Vice Principal what her wishes were. Aqsa said she wanted to stay at Applewood and she did not want to wear her hijab any longer. After the provisions of the Education Act were explained to Mr. Parvez, he agreed to continue to let Aqsa attend Applewood provided she passed her classes and did not skip school, ‘Mr. Parvez did not give Aqsa permission to not wear her hijab. After this mecting on September 17, 2007, Aqsa met privately with a school counselor. She explained that she was afraid to return home after school given what had taken place. She explained to her counselor that prior to the meeting her dad had instructed her to tell the officials that she wished to leave Applewood. Aqsa told her counselor that she was afraid her father would kill her because she did not say what she ‘was suppose to say. She also explained that she wanted to stay at Applewood because she had friends there and she dicin’t believe her father was going to register her in an Islamic school. Aqsa explained how she wanted to dress like the other kids at school and have the same freedoms. She explained that she had no freedom at home and no privacy. She explained that she did not have a door on her bedroom, her freedom to talk on the phone with friends was restricted, she was required to come straight home after school and expected to spend her evenings and weekends at home as well. Agsa’s friends confirmed that Aqsa went directly too and from school on a daily basis. On two occasions in the fall of 2007 Aqsa was given permission to have her friends visit her at home after school. Her friends observed that Aqsa did not have a door to her bedroom. Police later discovered that Agsa’s bedroom was located in the basement of the family residence, at the foot of the stairs. Her bedroom had two doorways. The doorway leading into her bedroom at the foot of the stairs did not have door. The second doorway led to the rest of the basement and it had a door. The door which led to the rest of the basement is where her parent’s bedroom was located, as well as a washroom and a recreation room. In order for her parents to access their bedroom and the upstairs of the home, they had to walk through Aqsa’s bedroom daily. One of the walls for Aqsa bedroom was also unfinished and there was an opening through which anyone could see into her bedroom. Every other family member had a bedroom with a door. There were three other rooms in the home with doors that were being used for storage. After Aqsa expressed her fears about returning home on September 17, 2007 to her counselor, the school counselor made arrangements for Aqsa to stay at a shelter that

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