Ken Klonsky From Injustice International made an appearance on the Injustice Anywhere Radio Program this week to discuss the Sebastian Burns and Atif Rafay case.
On July 12, 1994, Dr. Tariq Rafay, his wife Sultana and their daughter Basma were murdered in their home in Bellevue, Washington. Atif Rafay and Sebastian Burns currently stand convicted of the murder of Rafay’s parents and disabled sister.
Burns and Rafay were 18-years-old when they came home to the horrible discovery that Rafay’s family had been murdered. Burns and Rafay are Canadian citizens, and were visiting Rafey’s family in Washington at the time of the murders.
Burns and Rafay were both interviewed for several days by authorities before returning home to Canada. Both remained the only suspects on the radar. After nine months of investigation, the police were making little progress in solving the triple murder. At this time they decided to reach out to Canadian authorities in order to find out more information about Burns and Rafay.
A highly controversial undercover operation known as “Mr. Big” was put in motion by Canadian authorities. Mr. Big is an undercover sting operation used to elicit confessions from suspects in cold cases. The technique is considered entrapment in many other countries, including the United States. In this case, Canadian police claim that Sabastian Burns confessed that he and Atif Rafay committed the triple murder.
When it was all said and done, Burns and Rafay were convicted on three counts of first-degree murder. Were these two men wrongfully convicted based on controversial police tactics that resulted in a false confession? Supporters claim this is exactly what took place.
Please visit http://rafayburnsappeal.com to learn more about this case.
Ken Klonsky also has a blog at http://kenklonsky.com.