Ottawa man launches lawsuit after being jailed for alleged ‘honour killing’ threat that broke up his family

Mahmood Wali Mahmad and his family had been in Canada for less than a year after fleeing war-torn Afghanistan in 2012 before they themselves were torn apart by what an Ottawa lawyer says was a “travesty” in the justice system.

Mahmad worked in his native Afghanistan as a translator for the Canadian Armed Forces before he left Kabul with his wife and two children to start a new life in Ottawa.

However, residents in the neighbourhood they settled into, which was home to many Afghan...

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