Aiia & # 39; s father, Saeed (photo) spoke about the trauma of losing his daughter
The project panel was moved to tears on Thursday evening after an emotionally charged interview with the family of murdered international student Aiia Maasarwe.
Mrs. Maasarwe, 21, was brutally raped and murdered by Codey Herrmann while walking home from a tram in Bundoora, Melbourne on January 16.
Aiia & # 39; s father, Saeed, publicly forgave Herrmann during an interview with Lisa Wilkinson at the 36-year prison sentence he received for his crimes.
& # 39; We don't hate the people, we never hate the people, we only wish the people the good, & # 39; said Mr. Maasarwe.
& # 39; Even for him we want to be normal and be positive people, we don't want anyone in the situation. & # 39;
For his punishment, Herrmann wrote a letter to Mrs. Maasarwe's family, begging her not to give in to & # 39;
Aiia Maasarwe, 21, was beaten with a metal pole, raped, killed and set on fire with a barbecue lighter and WD-40 in January of this year
Hosts on The Project fell to tears on Thursday evening after an emotionally charged interview with the family of murdered international student Aiia Maasarwe
But Aiia & # 39; s sister Noor said it's not as easy as & # 39; forgiving and forgetting & # 39; for her.
& # 39; I'm actually very angry, you can't just forgive him, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; She was a very big part of my life, she was not only my sister, she was my best friend, and she was also my dreams, and now I have to do it all alone to realize my dream and her dreams too. & # 39;
Saeed, who came in from Israel for the conviction, wept at the thought that the murderer of his daughter could run free within 30 years.
& # 39; I don't know, after (30 years) … he can just continue his life. How can he do that? & # 39; he asked.
Codey Herrmann (photo), 21, was sentenced to 36 years behind bars with a 30-year non-conditional release in the Victorian Supreme Court
Aiia & # 39; s father, Saeed (right), publicly forgave Herrmann during an interview with Lisa Wilkinson when discussing the 36-year sentence he received for his crimes (shown during the interview)
Maasarwe called on the government to tackle violence with more severe penalties for perpetrators.
& # 39; Security is very simple. I want to send a message: don't make people think that they can do that, that they can take someone else's life. & # 39;
After the interview was broadcast, the panel members Tommy Little and Rachel Corbett were visibly moved while they wiped away their tears.
"It's really impossible to say something that means something after looking at that, but I think it's fair to say that we are all just so terribly sorry," said Hamish Macdonald.
Wilkinson added that she felt & # 39; that we didn't keep her safe & # 39; while she lived in Australia to continue her education.
After the interview was broadcast, the panel members Tommy Little (left) and Rachel Corbett (right) were visibly moved and the tears wiped away
Maasarwe said he will remember his daughter as a happy, caring soul.
& # 39; She looked at the people, no matter what village, what nation, what color, what your mind is … with the same eyes. This was Aiia. She loved all people, all people, no matter where and when. This is how I want to remember her. & # 39;
Herrmann pleaded guilty to raping and killing Mrs Maasarwe earlier this year.
Mrs. Maasarwe had just left the tram when she called her sister Ruba.
Ruba had just picked up the phone when she heard a blood-curdling scream and her sister screamed: & # 39; You piece s *** & # 39 ;, & # 39; in Arabic.
The drug user hit Mrs. Maasarwe over the head with a metal pole before dragging her to nearby bushes where he raped her.
Aiia & # 39; s sister Noor (photo) told The Project that she could not forgive her sister's killer
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