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Shamed : The Honour Killing That Shocked Britain - by the Sister Who Fought for Justice - Sarbjit Kaur Athwal

Shamed

The Honour Killing That Shocked Britain - by the Sister Who Fought for Justice

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Published: 20th June 2013
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In 1998, Sarbjit Athwal was called by her husband to attend a family meeting. It looked like just another family gathering. An attractive house in west London, a large dining room, two brothers, their mother, one wife. But the subject they were discussing was anything but ordinary. At the head of the group sat the elderly mother. She stared proudly around, smiling at her children, then raised her hand for silence. 'It's decided then,' the old lady announced. 'We have to get rid of her.'

lured from London to India, drugged, strangled, and her body dumped in the Ravi River, never to be seen again.

After the killing, risking her own life, Sarbjit fought secretly for justice for nine long, scared years. Eventually, with immense bravery, she became the first person within a murderer's family ever to go into open court in an honour killing trial as the Prosecution's key witness, and the first to waive her anonymity in such a trial. As a result of her testimony, the trial led to the first successful prosecution of an honour killing without the body ever being found.

But her story doesn't end there. Since the trial, her life has been threatened; her own husband arrested after an allegation of intimidation. Shamed is a story of fear and of horror - but also of immense courage, and a woman who risked everything to see that justice was done.

About the Author

Sarbjit Kaur Athwal is a British Indian, whose sister-in-law Surjit was the victim of an honour killing. Sarbjit secretly and bravely campaigned for justice for Surjit, seeking murder convictions for her husband's mother and brother. They were jailed, but Sarbjit continues to receive death threats and ostracisation by the Sikh community. She has since become a police community support officer, in gratitude for the staunch support of Detective Chief Inspector Clive Driscoll.

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      5.0

      A must Read

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        Very happy with whole expereience

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        "Shamed"- I couldn't put it down.

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        An excellent read that opened my eyes to different ways of life in this world we live in,
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        Open your eyes to other ways of life.

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          This is my very first ebook, and it won't be my last. It was eye opening to read of the old traditions still being carried on in the families who live in our "modern society", in 2013.

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          ISBN: 9781448133970
          ISBN-10: 1448133971
          Format: ePUB
          Language: English
          Published: 20th June 2013