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Relative of Kriss murderer jailed
Angela Donald
Angela Donald's dignity during the trial and investigation was praised
The brother-in-law of one of the men jailed for life for the murder of Kriss Donald was jailed for helping him to escape to Pakistan, it has emerged.

Amjad Hussain bought Faisal Mushtaq's flight ticket, days after 15-year-old Kriss was murdered on 15 March, 2004.

Hussain was jailed for nine months in April this year after he admitted perverting the course of justice.

His sentence emerged after First Minister Jack McConnell paid tribute to Kriss's mother Angela.

Mushtaq, 27, Zeeshan Shahid, 28, and Imran Shahid, 29, were found guilty of Kriss's racially-motivated murder on Wednesday and sentenced to life.

One individual showed leadership and that was Kriss Donald's mother and I pay tribute to her
First Minister Jack McConnell

All three had fled to Pakistan after the murder but were tracked down and returned to the UK to stand trial.

Mr McConnell praised Angela Donald's dignity during the investigation and in soothing racial tensions.

"Those of us who have got sons can not possibly imagine what she has gone through in the vivid descriptions of what happened to her son," he said.

"She has been an example in saying to the community it should stand together."

Mr McConnell added: "One individual showed leadership and that was Kriss Donald's mother and I pay tribute to her."

Kriss, 15, was stabbed 13 times and set on fire after he was abducted on 15 March, 2004.

Kriss Donald
Kriss Donald was abducted and murdered in March 2004

The Shahid brothers and Mushtaq denied murdering Kriss but were found guilty by a jury after a six-week trial.

Mr McConnell also told Glasgow Govan MSP Gordon Jackson that the police would provide the area with additional support to try to prevent further racial tensions in the wake of the case.

Opposition politicians have rounded on the Scottish Executive on the early release granted to murderer Imran Shahid.

He was sentenced to 30 months in prison in February 2003 for assault to danger of life and dangerous driving.

However, Mr McConnell refused to be drawn on the issue during First Minister's Questions at Holyrood, saying it was not the time to debate the issue.




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