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Letters tell of hubby’s threats

Toronto Sun, November 26, 2009 Tom Godfrey, Sun Media A hairstylist who claims she’ll be the victim of an honour killing by her ex-husband if deported is still receiving threats from him even though he’s in Pakistan, according to documents filed in court. Roohi Tabassum, 44, of Brampton, last week won an appeal to have her case reviewed by immigration officials. Her deportation has been put on hold pending the outcome of the appeal. In letters presented in court, her ex-husband, Faisal Javed vowed “to finish” her off because she left him and came to Canada and works as a hairstylist touching men’s hair. He is also outraged that she may have a boyfriend, which she denies. “I just want this to be over with and to go on with my life,” she said yesterday. “The threats against me are still there but I am more careful now,” Tabassum said.…


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National Post – November 24, 2009 Immigration Ruling Kenyon Wallace, National Post A Federal Court judge has ordered the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration to consider the credibility of a woman’s claim that she will be the victim of an “honour killing” if deported to her home country of Pakistan. Justice Michael Kelen found that an immigration officer reviewing evidence in the case of Roohi Tabassum, a 44-year-old Mississauga hair stylist who has been fighting to stay in Canada since 2001, made a mistake by characterizing as “not threatening” letters purportedly from Ms. Tabassum’s husband in which he promised to “finish” Ms. Tabassum if she returned to Pakistan. According to documents submitted to Citizenship and Immigration obtained by the National Post, Ms. Tabassum claims her husband, Faisal Javed, thought to be living in Dubai, began sending her letters and emails in 2006 in which he threatens to kill her for…


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