Another 'honour' killing

A 22-year-old Jordanian woman with stomach pains was taken to the doctor by her father and an uncle on Saturday. The doctor found she was pregnant.

“On their way home, the father stabbed the girl with a sword 25 times in her stomach, killing her immediately as well as her unborn baby boy,” a police spokesman told AFP.

Both men have been charged with murder and the boyfriend has been taken into protective custody.

Last week, a Jordanian man was jailed for 15 years in connection with the “honour” killing of his sister.

Posted by Brian Whitaker, 19 October 2009.