The Jordanian Parliament a few years ago rejected a proposal to stiffen penalties for honor killings.
From AFP, with thanks to Sr. Soph:
AMMAN – A prosecutor has charged a Jordanian man with murdering his daughter for “honour” after forcing her to undergo an abortion for a pregnancy out of wedlock, the Jordan Times reported on Tuesday.
The criminal prosecutor charged the 68-year-old suspect with premeditated murder after he shot dead his 26-year-old daughter on Monday “for reasons related to family honour,” the daily said.
The victim was shot six times in the head and the neck and when police arrived at their home, the suspect “fired several rounds in the air, saying he was celebrating the killing of his daughter,” one official said.
“I have cleared the family”s name and cleansed my honour,” the official quoted the suspect as saying, the newspaper said.
According to the report, the victim was allegdly involved with a married man and two weeks ago her family discovered she was pregnant.
“The family… arranged for her to undergo an abortion and an operation to restore her virginity,” and then locked her up at home before the suspect shot her dead, the source said.