“Pedro Martinez was sentenced in a California court to 13 years in prison for his part in the November 2010 hate crime and assault of Harbhajan Singh, a Sikh cab driver,” reports Anju Kaur for the Sikh News Network.
During the sentencing hearing, a statement was read on behalf of the family by Aman Kaur, a family friend:
“Today is not a happy days for us. We wish that none of this had happened. (Harbhajan) Singh wears the turban as an article of faith and this attack will not stop him from wearing it.
“He wants people to know that Sikhs are just like everyone else. He forgives his attackers and hopes that they find peace along with the rest of the community.”