CAIR Welcomes Life Sentence Without Parole for Man Who Murdered Va. Muslim Teen Nabra Hassanen

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/28/18) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today welcomed the sentencing of Darwin Martinez-Torres to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the murder of Virginia Muslim teen Nabra Hassanen in 2017. 

SEE: Sterling Man Sentenced to Life Without Parole for Nabra Hassanen Killing

https://www.loudountimes.com/news/sterling-man-sentenced-to-life-without-parole-for-nabra-hassanen/article_a9353ed0-516c-11e9-bb25-07fa7f89b248.html

Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Killing Reston Teen, Nabra Hassanen

https://www.localdvm.com/news/virginia/man-sentenced-to-life-in-prison-for-killing-reston-teen-nabra-hassanen/1883129505

CAIR held a news conference earlier today following the sentencing hearing for Martinez-Torres.

Video: CAIR News Conference Following the Sentencing of Darwin Martinez-Torres for the Murder of Nabra Hassanen

https://www.facebook.com/CAIRNational/videos/412552789547909/

“We welcome the sentencing of Darwin Martinez-Torres to life in prison without the possibility of parole and hope this sentence brings some measure of comfort and closure to the loved ones of Nabra Hassanen,” said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad. “While this will not end the suffering of the family for losing their loving daughter, I hope it will help begin the healing process.”

Awad thanked Fairfax County's Commonwealth Attorney Ray Morrogh and his legal team for their efforts to secure justice in the case. He also thanked the local community for supporting Nabra Hassanen’s family.

CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.

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CONTACT: CAIR National Litigation Director Lena Masri, 248-390-9784, lmasri@cair.com; CAIR Senior Litigation Attorney Gadeir Abbas, 720-251-0425, gabbas@cair.com;  CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com


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