A very critical clash of cultures’: Plea deal over honour killing threats saves Syrian couple from deportation

‘A very critical clash of cultures’: Plea deal over honour killing threats saves Syrian couple from deportation

Bayan Ayoub, left, her mother Faten, top right, and father Ahmad outside the courthouse in Burton, New Brunswick, on May 15, 2018.Don MacPherson and Caitlin Dutt/The Daily Gleaner

 

A Syrian refugee couple who threatened their adult daughter with an honour killing for dating a Canadian man have made a plea deal with New Brunswick prosecutors that will save them from possible deportation back to their war-ravaged homeland.

Ahmad Ayoub, 52, and his wife Faten, 48, were freed this week after 72 days in jail, after pleading guilty to uttering threats as a summary conviction offence, and being sentenced to time served.

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