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Crimes of Honor In Jordan and the Arab World

June, 2009
Lubna Dawany Nimry

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction 3
2. Definition 3
3. Contextual Background 4
4. Legal Background 5
5. General Locale 6
6. Underlying Rationale (seasons) 7
7. Perpetrators 7
8. The Jordanian Case 8
8-1 General 8
8-2 Combating the Social Syndrome 10
8-3 Defenders 11
8-4 Statistics 11
9. Recommendations 13
10. References 14

Imprisonment to Protect Women against "Crimes of Honor", A Dual Violation of Civil Rights

January, 2010
Rana Husseini

Some Jordanian women commit a crime, serve their sentence and then walk free. Others – some of them guilty only in the eyes of their family and the society – end up in prison and never leave. This is the story of one of those women, Kifah, who is destined to probably spend the rest of her life in prison, because government authorities cannot release her out of fear she might be killed by her family.

Download: http://www.ranahusseini.com/articles%20by%20Rana/articleinalraida1.pdf