Two sentenced to death over ‘honour killing’

According to AFP, two Jordanians are sentenced to death over ‘honour killing’.

Jordanian police stand guard during a demonstration in Amman, on June 14, 2013 (AFP/File, Khalil Mazraawi)

On the one hand, this is a step-forward to diminishing killing girls who have lost their virginity, whether forcibly or through consent. On the other hand, it’s a bit late. I’m also somewhat against having man deciding when another is to die. I don’t believe death sentences are the answer to abolishing and deterring crime in society.


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