In a recent honor killing in Jordan, a man killed his divorced sister because of her alleged “suspicious behavior,” police said.

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A Jordanian man was charged on Wednesday with killing his divorced sister after stabbing her and driving his truck over her body several times because of her alleged “suspicious behavior,” police said.

Murder is punishable by death in Jordan, but in so-called “honor killings,” courts can commute or reduce sentences, particularly if the victim’s family asks for leniency.

Between 15 and 20 women die in “honor” murders each year in Jordan.

Link: http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/07/25/228377.html

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