‘Honour’ killer gets reduced sentence in Jordan

A Jordanian court handed down a reduced sentence to a 43-year-old man for killing his 16-year-old married niece last year to save the family’s “honour” after she was raped: the court initially condemned the convict to death but commuted the sentence to 15 years in jail “because the victim’s family urged leniency,” a court official told the AFP press.

via:[http://www.timeslive.co.za/world/article920266.ece/Honour-killer-gets-reduced-sentence]

Comments are closed.

Donate