Jordanian Parliament Repeals Law Allowing Rapists To Escape Punishment If They Marry Their Victims

‘Historic day’ as Jordanian parliament repeals rape law

The Jordanian parliament voted on Tuesday to abolish a provision in the penal code that allows rapists to escape punishment if they marry their victims, in a move that is being hailed as “historic” by activists and locals. “We are celebrating today. This is a historic moment not only for Jordan, but for the entire region.…

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