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Jordan's court convicts Syrian for killing sister

Jordan's court convicts Syrian for killing sister

A Jordanian court has convicted a Syrian man of strangling his sister and sentenced him to 7 1/2 years in jail.
The court said Wednesday that the man had killed his sister because he believed her behavior to be "shameful" and harmed family honor. He claimed she was working in night clubs.
The man traveled to Jordan to carry out the murder and then dumped her body in a deserted area, before fleeing to Libya, according to the indictment sheet. He was later extradited to Jordan to stand trial.
About 20 women are killed each year in Jordan by male relatives in so-called "honor killings."


Updated : 2021-06-24 19:44 GMT+08:00