Justice for Faran
  • Petitioning 1st Assistant District Attorney John Schomburger

This petition will be delivered to:

Collin County Criminal District Attorney
1st Assistant District Attorney John Schomburger
Collin County Criminal District Attorney
Assistant District Attorney Cynthia Walker
Department of Justice
Attorney General Eric Holder
Attorney General of Texas
Greg Abbott
Texas Governor
Gov. Rick Perry

Justice for Faran

    1. Agha Khan
    2. Petition by

      Agha Khan

On November 18, 2009, our son Faran Khan, was enjoying himself at a public park practicing the game he loved, cricket. His peaceful practice was interrupted by three men demanding he stop playing near them. With just as much right to use the park as them, Faran choose not to leave. He was then physically confronted by the men and was forced to try to defend himself. When it was all over, Faran was on the ground beaten and viciously stabbed with a tire iron, causing his death and taking him from our family at the age of just twenty-one.

Faran's death was ruled a homicide and the men who attacked him were quickly identified. The murder weapon was found with the fingerprints of two of the men. Despite this seeming to be an open and shut case, to this day, only “one” of the three men has even been charged with “any offense”. And the one charged was released after an ineffective prosecution. Although he was charged with 1st degree Murder, his attorney argued that he was only an accomplice and that it was one of the other “uncharged men” who actually did the killing.

There is no dispute that Faran was murdered. There is no dispute about who the people who attacked him are. Why have they not all been charged? How can that be justice?

Sadly, Faran's choice to stand up for his right to access public space cost him his life. That tragedy has been compounded by the tragic total lack of justice. Please prosecute ALL parties involved in attacking and murdering our son with the same tenacity you would anyone who participated in killing one of your family members because that is what equal protection means.

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    Reasons for signing

      • 3 months ago

      justice is important to everyone. may his soul rest in peace.

    • Sue Routh DALLAD, TX
      • 4 months ago

      I worked with Faran's Dad and want to see justice done.

    • Rushwell Dzvetero DALLAS, TX
      • 10 months ago

      It makes me sad that such a thing still happens in the world, in America. I support justice for all and stand up for what is right.

    • Khalid house DALLAS, TX
      • 10 months ago

      because it is wrong. murder is murder

    • Tahmineh Zaheri MURPHY, TX
      • 11 months ago

      This is outrageous, Faran deserves so much more than to be dead when his killers roam free. They are obviously savage humans who shouldn't walk this Earth, they are most probably going to kill again since it's so easy to get away with it.


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