The Bos\’un Locker

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New honor killing, this time in Jordan (and the guy was arrested)

Posted by thebosun on January 10, 2008

Courtesy of Fox News: New honor killing, this time in Jordan (and the guy was arrested)

AMMAN, Jordan — A Jordanian man was charged Tuesday with premeditated murder for allegedly killing his 30-year-old daughter because she was dating, government officials said.

The suspect, whose name was not released, confessed to the crime and told authorities he had “cleansed” his family’s honor, according to a police official who requested anonymity in line with police regulations.

The father suspected his unmarried daughter was dating, because she went out frequently but told her parents that she was socializing with female friends, the police official said.

The killing occurred in Shuneh, a town in western Jordan inhabited by conservative Bedouin tribes. According to local Bedouin custom, women are not permitted to speak to male strangers, and men have strict control over female relatives.

Monday’s killing was the first suspected “honor killing” in Jordan this year. (Bosun’s comment one has to wonder how many a year occur in Jordan)

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