Aya Al-Baradiya's Murder Changes Palestinian Law
Thursday August 04, 2011 17:16 by Katie Child - 1 of International Middle East Media Center Editorial Group
Aya Al-Baradiya disappeared in April 2010, her remains not found until a year after her disappearance. Her uncle confessed to police that he had tied Aya up and drowned her in a well with the help of three friends; he said the murder was committed to protect the family’s honor.
As a result of outrage against this murder, Palestinian President Abbas made an amendment to the Jordanian penal code that demands men only receive a maximum sentence of six months in prison if they plea the case of honor.
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