Shafilea Ahmed – Cosmopolitan, 8th September 2017

Sunday, September 10th, 2017

When 17-year-old Shafilea Ahmed from Warrington was reported missing by her college in 2003, having not turned up for a week, her parents Iftikhar and Farzana denied any knowledge of her whereabouts.

Shafilea had been brought up in a Muslim family in the north of England, but defied her family’s traditional culture with her desire to wear western clothes and makeup, to become a solicitor, and to date a man of her choosing. These things, it turned out, would trigger her murder.

The teenager’s body was washed up in the River Kent in the Lake District five months after her disappearance and upon confirmation of her death, Shafilea’s parents carried out a TV interview to protest their innocence.

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