Dana Amin sentenced to eight years for helping to hide the body of Banaz Mahmod

06/12/2013

Dana Amin was sentenced today (6 December) at Southwark Crown Court to eight years imprisonment for preventing the lawful and decent burial of a dead body and perverting the course of justice.

Baljit Ubhey, CPS London Chief Crown Prosecutor, said: "Today Dana Amin has finally been brought to justice for his part in the shocking murder of 20-year-old Banaz Mahmod.

"Banaz was murdered in January 2006 and her body was found three months later in a suitcase buried in the back garden of a house in Birmingham.

"Five people have been convicted of her murder, including her father Mahmod Babakir Mahmod and her uncle Ari Mahmod Babakir Aga.

"Amin helped the five men to conceal Banaz's murder by assisting with the transportation of her body from London to Birmingham so that it could be concealed in the back garden of the house.

"This case has often been described as a so-called 'honour killing' but there is no honour in murder, this was a cold-blooded act of violence.

"CPS London is committed to working with its police partners to tackle so-called 'honour' based violence. It will not be tolerated in our city."

Background

Other convictions relating to this case:

Mahmod Babakir Mahmod
Father of Banaz Mahmod.   Convicted on 11th June 2007 of murder. 

Ari Mahmod Babakir Aga
Uncle of Banaz.  Convicted on 11th June 2007 of murder

Mohammed Marid Hama
Pleaded guilty to murder on 5th March 2007.

Omar Hussain
Extradited from Iraq and convicted on 10th November 2010 of murder, threats to kill and perverting the course of justice.

Mohammed Ali
Extradited from Iraq and convicted on 10th November 2010 of murder, threats to kill and perverting the course of justice.