Honor Killings

Some articles on honor killings, honor killing, killings, honor, killing:

Adultry - Violence - Honor Killings
... Main article Honor killing Honor killings are often connected to accusations of adultery ... Honor killings continue to be legal in parts of the world ... towards women (E/CN.4/2002/83), indicated that honour killings had been reported in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Pakistan, the Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, Yemen, and other ...
Honor Killing - Locations - Latin America
... In Latin America, honor killings are sometimes referred to as dowry deaths and bride burnings ... within Latin America have also been compared to honor killings ... Similar to honor killings, crimes of passion often feature the murder of women by a husband, family member, or boyfriends and the crime is often condoned or sanctioned ...
Human Rights In Jordan - Unrestrained Violence, Torture, and Honor Killings
... According to Rana Husseini of The Jordan Times, there were 12 recorded "honor" killings in Jordan from January to November 2010 ... These so-called "honor killings", the killing of female relatives suspected of illicit relationships, are often lightly punished by police and the courts ... been several attempts to introduce harsh penalties on honor crimes, but, even with the strong backing of the royal family, these attempts have been rejected by Jordan's Lower House ...

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