American Iraqi fled to Britain after daughter’s suspected ‘honour killing’
AN Iraqi man who fled to Britain after allegedly running down his daughter in a suspected ‘honour killing’ could face murder charges after she died.
Faleh Hassan Al-Maleki, 48, was detained by the UK Border Agency after flying in to Glasgow Airport from Mexico City.
Al-Maleki, from Peoria, Arizona, was wanted by police after his daughter, Noor Faleh Al-Maleki, was knocked down in a car park in Arizona on 20 October.
Another woman, believed to be a friend of the 20-year-old, was also injured in the attack. Noor died in an Arizona hospital two weeks after the incident.
The father-of-seven fled to Mexico after the incident before flying into Britain.
He was detained at Glasgow Airport after telling officials he had travelled to the city to visit a cousin.
But Border officials, suspicious of his story, contacted US authorities who revealed he was being sought by police in Arizona.
Al-Maleki was placed into detention and flown back to the US where he was arrested.
Police officials in Arizona claimed Al-Maleki was angry with his daughter “as she had become too ‘Westernized’ and was not living according to [the family’s] traditional Iraq[i] values.”
According to media reports in the US, authorities will look to change the initial aggravated assault charge to a possible murder count after meetings with prosecutors.