Aya Al-Baradiya's Murder Changes Palestinian Law
Thursday August 04, 2011 18:16 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.
The International Middle East Media Center is running an URGENT online fundraising campaign.
Click here to donate online via Click & Pledge.
You can give a one-time donation, or a monthly deduction from your bank account.
Your HELP is essential to keep the IMEMC
A FREE and INDEPENDENT Media Source
Recent Articles about Palestine Human rights
PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Violations Apr 11 14
Detention Extended for 4 Jerusalemites, 2 Released 16:26 Fri 18 Apr
3 Palestinians Kidnapped, 10 Others Detained Near Hebron 15:55 Fri 18 Apr
Vandals Torch Mosque in Umm al-Fahm 14:59 Fri 18 Apr
Journalist Majd Kayyal Released 14:41 Fri 18 Apr
UN Official Pledges to Lift the Siege on Gaza 04:35 Fri 18 Apr
Ministry of Education Holds Sit-in to Mark Prisoners Day 16:36 Thu 17 Apr
Statement by Erekat Marking the Day of the Palestinian Prisoner 16:21 Thu 17 Apr
Israeli Forces, Palestinians Clash South of Bethlehem 16:04 Thu 17 Apr
Administrative Detainees To Launch Hunger Strike April 24 12:09 Thu 17 Apr
Army Kidnaps Eight Palestinians In The West Bank 11:43 Thu 17 AprFull Story