Jordanian man gets 10 years for “honor” killing
A 23 year old Jordanian man, had his death sentence reduced to 10 years in prison, for the killing of his sister.
The court heard that he stabbed his sister 14 times and shot her repeatedly after her former husband accused her of having affairs.
Jordanians convicted of so called “honour killings” have previously been jailed for as little as six months.
Amnesty International says that last year 17 women were officially recorded as having been killed in “honour crimes” in Jordan.
I am glad to hear this positive advance in Jordan. We as a society cannot tolerate such behaviors. No one’s honor is to held at a higher regards than another’s life, period. I am glad he did not get the death sentence either as I am morally opposed to such measure. Kudos to Jordan, but you may want to increase the penalty a bit.
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