Monday, May 23, 2011

A Jordanian kills his sister for 17 years to wash the family's honor

A Jordanian was convicted of the murder of his sister of 17 years to "wash the family honor." According to judicial sources, the reason was their constant output of home. Young, 20, has been accused of committing a "premeditated crime." "Strangled his sister in Zarka (village 23 kilometers from Amman)" to "bad mood" and "absentee often the family home." "The buried in the garden," says the indictment.

According to judicial sources, the victim was married for a year. After she separated from her husband and returned to the house of his parents. The killings are punishable by death in Jordan, but the courts tend to be lenient in cases of crimes of "honor". Between 15 and 20 women are killed each year in the country for this reason.

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