Shafilea Ahmed trial continues

Iftikhar and Farzana Ahmed from Warrington are on trial for the murder of their 17-year-old daughter Shafilea. Her body was found in a Cumbrian river in 2004. It is alleged her parents killed her because they disapproved of her Western lifestyle.

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Alesha Ahmed due to continue testimony against her parents

The sister of Shafilea Ahmed is due to continue her testimony against their parents in the next hour. Alesha Ahmed told Chester Crown Court yesterday that her father and mother Iftikhar and Farzana suffocated her 17-year-old sister, forcing a plastic bag into her throat.

Today she is expected to explain why she decided to make her allegations 7 years after Shafilea died and days after Alesha was involved in a robbery at the family home. The Ahmeds deny murdering their daughter in September 2003.

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