Pakistani gets 10 years in Jordan for ‘honour killing’

AMMAN: A Jordanian court Thursday reduced the sentence of a Pakistani man who killed his teenaged wife and her alleged lover last year ‘to cleanse his honour’, a judicial official said.
“Amman criminal court initially condemned the 28-year-old Pakistani to death by hanging but immediately reduced the sentence to 10 years in jail after the families of the victims, also from Pakistan, dropped all legal claims against him,” the official told AFP. “He was charged with premeditated murder after he shot dead his 16-year-old wife and her alleged lover, who is also 16, in the Jordan Valley in 2013.” The man handed himself in to police and ‘confessed that he suspected the two had an affair and said he wanted to cleanse his honour’, the official added. afp

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