Human Rights Watch: The Jordanian government imprisons women threatened with "honor" crimes rather than the male relatives who threaten them, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. In cases where women are killed, the perpetrators receive minimal punishment. The 37-page report, "Honoring the Killers: Justice Denied for 'Honor' Crimes in Jordan," documents the killings and attempted murders of women by male family members who claim they are defending family "honor." The report also details the cases of women, threatened with "honor" crimes, who languish in prison for years while held in protective custody.


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