Father kills daughter over pregnancy

"A Jordanian man was charged on Sunday with killing his 24-year-old widowed daughter in hospital after she gave birth to twins, a judicial official said.

Father kills daughter over pregnancy

Murder is punishable by death in Jordan but in so-called "honour killings'' courts can commute or reduce sentences, particularly if the victim's family asks for leniency. Between 15 and 20 women died in such murders each year in the Arab kingdom, despite government efforts to curb such crimes."

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