BRAMPTON--The older brother of a
slain 16-year-old who reportedly clashed
with her family for refusing to wear tradi-
tional Muslim garb was freed on bail Fri-
day on the eve of his sister's funeral.
Clinging to his brother Muhammad
Shan and hiding his face from reporters,
Waqas Parvez, 26, was hustled away from
the courthouse after family members
agreed to post a $10,000 surety. His next
court appearance is scheduled for Jan. 10.
Earlier this week, Parvez was charged
with obstructing police in connection
with the killing Monday of his sister, 16-
year-old Aqsa, who is to be buried today.