June 14, 2024
The case has not only been a legal battle but also drew attention to Canada’s immigration policies under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Life sentence for Syrian refugee who murdered, raped Burnaby teen

A Vancouver court handed Syrian refugee Ibrahim Ali a life sentence without the possibility of parole for 25 years after being convicted of the first-degree murder of a 13-year-old Burnaby, B.C. girl.

The case has gripped the nation since the girl’s body was discovered discarded in a woodland park in 2017 with signs that she was sexually assaulted before death.

The identity of the young victim remains protected under a publication ban.

The sentencing was marked by victim impact statements from the girl’s family, laying bare the enduring grief and turmoil they have faced since Ali’s crimes.

The father’s statement recounted the moment he learned of his daughter’s disappearance and death.

“I felt like a light suddenly went out and my mind went black,” said the father.

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