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Sabina Nessa: Teacher's family 'treated differently due to ethnicity' Sabina Nessa: We were treated differently due to ethnicity, family says
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Sabina Nessa was attacked in a park in south-east London in September 2021Sabina Nessa was attacked in a park in south-east London in September 2021
The sister of murdered primary teacher Sabina Nessa said if their family was a "normal British white family" they would have been treated better. The sister of murdered primary school teacher Sabina Nessa has said if their family was a "normal British white family" they would have received better treatment.
Koci Selamaj was jailed for life for attacking Ms Nessa in a park in south-east London in September 2021. Koci Selamaj was jailed for life for killing Ms Nessa, 28, in a park in south-east London in September 2021.
Her sister, Jebina Yasmin Islam, said they had received no support from the government. Her sister, Jebina Yasmin Islam, said they had got no government support.
On Friday she criticised Priti Patel after the home secretary tweeted about Ms Nessa's death.On Friday she criticised Priti Patel after the home secretary tweeted about Ms Nessa's death.
She told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "They've not said nothing. Priti Patel has done a tweet on Friday and I was not happy about it because all of a sudden she's using my sister's name for publicity reasons. Ms Islam told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "They've not said nothing. Priti Patel has done a tweet on Friday and I was not happy about it because all of a sudden she's using my sister's name for publicity reasons.
"And to be honest she has no right.""And to be honest she has no right."
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Sabina Nessa was described as a "beautiful kind soul" by her family.Sabina Nessa was described as a "beautiful kind soul" by her family.
After Selamaj was sentenced on Friday Ms Patel tweeted: "Sabina Nessa lost her life due to the harrowing and callous actions of a man who's rightly now behind bars. Ms Islam also said newspapers had treated her sister's murder "differently" from the murder of Sarah Everard.
"My sister didn't get as much headlines, I feel, at the start," she said. "Maybe was it down to her ethnicity?
"She didn't get the front pages on some of the papers, and in Sarah Everard's case she did."
Commenting on the treatment of her family, she said: "I think it's just down to our ethnicity, to be honest.
"And I feel like if we were a normal British white family we would have been treated equally, I guess."
Jebina Islam is angry that Koci Selamaj refuses to say why he attacked her sister
After 36-year-old Selamaj was sentenced on Friday, Ms Patel tweeted: "Sabina Nessa lost her life due to the harrowing and callous actions of a man who's rightly now behind bars.
"While I can't possibly know how Sabina's family and friends are feeling, I hope today's sentence brings them a small comfort, knowing this evil monster has faced justice."While I can't possibly know how Sabina's family and friends are feeling, I hope today's sentence brings them a small comfort, knowing this evil monster has faced justice.
"As home secretary, tackling violence against women and girls is central to my Beating Crime Plan and I am doing everything in my power to target perpetrators, protect the public and make our streets safer for everyone.""As home secretary, tackling violence against women and girls is central to my Beating Crime Plan and I am doing everything in my power to target perpetrators, protect the public and make our streets safer for everyone."
Man jailed for murdering teacher Sabina NessaMan jailed for murdering teacher Sabina Nessa
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Sabina Nessa: Evil killer struck as marriage endedSabina Nessa: Evil killer struck as marriage ended
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At the time, Ms Islam responded by saying: "You don't know what we as a family are going through and to be honest you haven't even bothered to ask since the death of my sister.At the time, Ms Islam responded by saying: "You don't know what we as a family are going through and to be honest you haven't even bothered to ask since the death of my sister.
"Lack of support from yourself and Boris Johnson just shows how 'important' it is to tackle male violence to you guys"."Lack of support from yourself and Boris Johnson just shows how 'important' it is to tackle male violence to you guys".
The Home Office said it would not comment.The Home Office said it would not comment.
Jebina Islam is angry that Selamaj refuses to say why he attacked her sister Selamaj repeatedly hit Ms Nessa over the head with a metal traffic triangle and then strangled her.
Speaking on Monday, Ms Islam also said newspapers had treated her sister's murder "differently" to the murder of Sarah Everard.
"My sister didn't get as much headlines, I feel, at the start," she said. "Maybe was it down to her ethnicity?
"She didn't get the front pages on some of the papers, and in Sarah Everard's case she did."
Commenting on the treatment of her family, she said: "I think it's just down to our ethnicity to be honest.
"And I feel like if we were a normal British white family we would have been treated equally, I guess."
Selamaj repeatedly hit Ms Nessa, a 28-year-old primary school teacher, over the head with a metal traffic triangle and then strangled her.
He was jailed at the Old Bailey for a minimum term of 36 years.He was jailed at the Old Bailey for a minimum term of 36 years.
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