Shafilea Ahmed parents sentenced to life in prison for murdering their daughter

A couple who killed their "Westernised" teenage daughter because they believed she brought shame on the family have been jailed for life.

Iftikhar Ahmed, 52, and his wife Farzana, 49, were told they would both serve a minimum of 25 years in prison.

A jury at Chester Crown Court earlier convicted them of the murder of their 17-year-old daughter Shafilea. Her body was found by the River Kent in Cumbria in 2004.

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