Mahmood Wali Mahmad and his family fled Afghanistan in 2012. They were only in Canada for less than a year before they were torn apart by what an Ottawa lawyer says was a “travesty” in the justice system.
Mahmad worked as a translator with the Canadian Armed Forces in Afghanistan. He and his family left Kabul in order to start a new life in Ottawa. Residents in the neighbourhood they settled into were said to have resented his work for the Canadian military, and according to a lawsuit seeking $1.7-million, one neighbour allegedly told the kids’ school that Mahmad was beating his wife and the family was at risk of a so called “honour killing.”
Mahmad was jailed for 48 days, including one week in solitary confinement, and released on a “very strict” house arrest.
Lawrence Greenspon, Ottawa-based Criminal Defence Lawyer joins the morning show to discuss Mahmad’s situation.