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Racist gang murder Pakistani taxi driver November 23, 2006

Posted by C.A.R.D in attack, Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Discriminate, Discrimination, killed, Murder, Racism, Racist.

An Asian taxi driver who was murdered in a revenge attack on July 22 this year, was hurled racist abuse by his assailants, it has been learnt.

Forty two year old Mohammad Parvaiz was hit with stones, dragged from his vehicle and beaten and kicked to death while responding to what he thought was a normal fare.

The jury at the Leeds Crown Court, which is hearing the case, was further told that the six member white teenage gang used racist language during the attack after luring him down a cul-de-sac.

A witness overheard one of attackers shouting “you f*****g Paki b******” during the attack, while another allegedly boasted to a friend after the assault: “I wonder if I’ve got Paki juice on the bottom of my shoes?”

According to the Daily Mail, the father-of-three suffered a fractured skull and jaw, broken ribs and brain damage during the assault and was pronounced dead in hospital.

Michael Hand, 19, Graeme Slavin, 18, and Christopher Murphy 18, have denied murder while two 17-year-olds and a 16-year-old, who cannot be named and prosecuted for being under-aged have also denied murder allegations.

Prosecutor Adrian Waterman QC said: “During and after the attack the defendants displayed a racist attitude”.

“Mr Parvaiz is an Asian male. He was from Pakistan. Racist language was used, some very ugly racist language at that. The Crown’s case is this was an attack motivated principally by revenge and pay-back for what happened some weeks previously,” Waterman said.

“Rather than being racist however, it seems the apparent racism towards the deceased made it easier in the defendants’ own minds to do what they did,” he said.

“Mr Parvaiz was a 42-year-old taxi driver. He was collecting what he thought was a fare. The call-out was in fact an ambush. When he got there he was beaten and kicked to death. It is the Crown’s case each of these six defendants was part of a group that carried out this attack upon him and that each is guilty of murder,” Waterman added.

He further told the court that Parvaiz inadvertently became caught up in a dispute between neighbours in Huddersfield.

“Several weeks before his death, rival Asian and white youths had clashed in the area. During the dispute, one of the defendants, Christopher Murphy had his scooter damaged by a group of Asian men. Mr Parvaiz’s taxi was used to transport some of the Asian men to the property where the dispute took place, the court heard. He was acting merely as the taxi driver,” Waterman said. (ANI)

C.a.r.d {Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination}  Source: DailyIndia.com

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