Girl strangled slowly for family’s honour

From correspondents in Amman

Agence France-Presse

December 02, 2008 01:51am

A JORDANIAN man slowly strangled his 16-year-old married sister, using wire
and the girl’s scarf, after she visited a female friend because he had to
“cleanse family honour”.

After jailing the unidentified 20-year-old man for seven years, Judge
<http://search. news.com. au/search/ 0/?us=ndmnews& sid=401&as= news&ac=ninews2& q
=Hassan%20Amayreh> Hassan Amayreh said: “It took him 30 minutes to strangle
his sister to death with a metal wire and her own scarf.”

The girl, who had been married for six months, died in January in the Gaze
refugee camp in the town of Jerash, north of the capital.

“I handed down the defendant a 15-year sentence on Sunday, but his family
gave up their legal rights and the sentence was reduced,” Hassan Amayreh
said.

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