'Honour' killing in Jordan

A 28-year-old woman was stabbed to death in a suburb of Amman yesterday – the eighth reported "honour" killing in Jordan so far this year.

She is said to have been stabbed 16 times and her four brothers are being questioned by police, according to the Jordan Times.

The paper quotes a source as saying that the woman, who has not been named, had been divorced six months ago on grounds of adultery.

"It seems that the suspects were not happy with the divorce and wanted to get rid of their sister to cleanse their family’s honour," the source said.

Posted by Brian Whitaker, 11 July 2010