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Abbas proposes amending law that permits murdering women in [family] honor killings

“Women’s organizations, human rights organizations, workers’ unions, the political factions and the various social organizations in the Hebron district have hailed the President’s [Abbas’] decision to instruct the legal advisor to the Presidential Office to amend sections 340 and 98 of the Jordanian Penal Act 16 of 1960, which allows those who have carried out crimes of murdering women in so-called honor killings, to escape justice… The participants in the meeting once again demanded that the judiciary and executive branches [of the government] speed up investigation of the circumstances of the murder of the young woman Ayah Barad'iyya (21) from Zurif.”
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