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Toronto: White male suspect sought in murder of Eritrean refugee Nighisti Mehari Semret

Toronto police hunt for Cabbagetown slaying suspect
‘Someone in that particular area knows who this person is’
CBC News Posted: Oct 24, 2012 10:32 AM ET Last Updated: Oct 24, 2012 9:42 PM ET

Homicide victim mourned

A few dozen people laid flowers and lit candles in a laneway in Toronto’s Cabbagetown on Wednesday evening, remembering a 55-year-old mother who was stabbed to death a day earlier.

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Jun Lin’s mother says that she lives in Montreal “with so much fear” as “everyone looks like Luca Magnotta”

 


Sean Li , left, and Zi Pan, both visa students at Centennial College, say their parents back home in China are worried for their safety in the wake of Concordia University student Jun Lin’s terrible murder./Nicholas Keung/Toronto Star

In wake of Jun Lin murder, Chinese students in Canada worry for safety
Published on Friday July 20, 2012
Nicholas Keung/Toronto Star
Sean Li , left, and Zi Pan, both visa students at Centennial College, say their parents back home in China are worried for their safety in the wake of Concordia University student Jun Lin’s terrible murder.
Nicholas Keung
Immigration Reporter

Sean Li first heard about the gruesome murder of Concordia University student Jun Lin from his parents in Beijing, who learned of it from news reports in China.

“They’re worried for my safety here,” said Li, 22, who studies business at Toronto’s Centennial College. “They warned me, ‘Don’t go near any crowd. Finish school and come back to China.’”

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Montreal: Black girl allegedly assaulted due to her race and gender awarded $10,000 in damages by the Quebec Human Rights and Youth Rights Commission

BLACK SCHOOLGIRL AWARDED $10,000 IN DAMAGES FOR RACE-BASED ASSAULT
Montreal, July 23, 2012 — With CRARR’s help, a young Black girl has been found a victim of race-based harassment, assault and intimidation in a school on Montréal’s South Shore and awarded $10,000 in damages by the Quebec Human Rights and Youth Rights Commission.

In Fall 2009, A.M., then 14, was bullied on a number of occasions, suffering verbal and physical assault due to her race and gender, at a school in Saint-Constant that is part of the Des Grandes Seigneuries school board. She was also called a “bitch” and “nègre” on a number of occasions as well as the victim of offensive and demeaning messages on her Facebook wall. She also received threatening letters, among other incidents.

In June 2010, as A.M. was walking to the bus stop on her way home, some white girls approached her and called her a “bitch.” This was followed by other racial slurs, including repeated use of the N-word, in front of other students. She was also beaten. On hearing name-calling and shouting over her daughter’s phone, A.M.’s mother drove with her son to the scene of the incident. As they tried to protect her from the verbal and physical assault, A.M. and her mother were almost hit with a scooter helmet by a white female student.

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Jun Lin’s family wants to stay in Canada and Zhigui Du decides to establish foundation in her son’s name to help troubled youth in Montreal

Jun Lin’s mother has ‘sympathy’ for alleged killer
CBC News Posted: Jul 26, 2012 6:43 AM ET Last Updated: Jul 26, 2012 8:58 PM ET Read
Jun Lin was a computer engineering student at Concordia University in Montreal. His parents described their only son as their ‘pride and joy.’ (Handout) Facebook

In a written eulogy for her son, Jun Lin, Zhigui Du said she has developed sympathy for his alleged killer, Luka Rocco Magnotta, and will set up a foundation to help troubled youth.

Lin, 33, was killed and dismembered two months ago.

His mother did not attend a public funeral service held Thursday morning in Montreal and later told reporters at a news conference that she felt it would have been too hard for her to handle. But she wrote a eulogy for her only son.

“I have been waiting for this day to come, because my son can finally rest in peace in this land that he loves,” she wrote.

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Public funeral to be held Thursday for Lin Jun at a Montreal funeral home

Public funeral to be held Thursday for dismemberment victim Lin Jun

MONTREAL — The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, Jul. 25 2012, 3:27 PM EDT
Last updated Wednesday, Jul. 25 2012, 3:29 PM EDT
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A public funeral will be held on Thursday for Lin Jun, whose slaying grabbed national attention after his body was dismembered and parts were mailed to two Canadian cities.

Concordia University spokeswoman Clea Desjardins says the service will be held at a Montreal funeral home.

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Montreal: Head found in Angrignon Park belongs to Jun Lin

HO/THE CANADIAN PRESS Jun Lin is shown in this undated photo from his personal Facebook page under the name of Patrick Lin.

Police confirm human head found in Montreal park belongs to Jun Lin
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Jun Lin is shown in this undated photo from his personal Facebook page under the name of Patrick Lin.

The Canadian Press

MONTREAL—Montreal police have confirmed that a human head found in a park belongs to Jun Lin.

Lin’s torso was found in a suitcase in late May, while other body parts were mailed to offices of political parties and to two schools.

Police said detectives were notified Wednesday that the body part found in on Sunday was Lin’s head.

Police said Lin’s family was informed of the match.

Authorities had previously said the only body part missing from the gruesome dismemberment was the head.

Luka Rocco Magnotta has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the death and will appear in court next year.

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