10 years and 9 years in Prison to Vancouver Men who Pimped Two young Women and a Fifteen-year-old girl

Date: 
Friday, February 15, 2019

For Immediate release

VANCOUVER, BC – Today, Friday – February 15, 2019, at BC Supreme Court in Downtown Vancouver, Justice Masuhara sentenced Tamim Albashir to 10 years in prison, and Kasra Mohsenipour to 9 years in prison, for trafficking and pimping of two young women and a 15-year-old girl.

With credit of time already served, Albashir has 5 years and 9 months remaining to serve and Mohsenipour has 5 years and 5 months remaining to serve.

Background: 

In February 2018, Tamim Albashir and Kasra Mohsenipour were found guilty of 17 charges for crimes committed against three victims in Vancouver, Coquitlam and Edmonton from May 2013 to April 2016. 

Two of the victims were in their early 20’s. mothers to young children. The third victim was a 15 year-old-girl.

BC Supreme Court file number: 27174

Sophia Hladik, Spokeswoman for Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter who has been monitoring the trial “It is important to hold men who abuse and profit of women’s vulnerability, accountable. We hope that this case will not be a one off, but a sign of diligence on behalf of the Criminal Justice. We applaud the victims for their brave testimonies that delivered crucial evidence to these men’s crimes.”

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Media Contact: Hilla Kerner, 604-872-8212, hillak[at]rapereliefshelter.bc.ca