'Killed Her, Drank Tea Beside Her Body': Jordan Mourns Yet Another Woman, Demands Legal Reform

Published July 19th, 2020 - 06:34 GMT
'Killed Her and Drank Tea by the Body': Jordan Mourns Yet Another Woman and Demands Law Amends
Ahlam's brothers stopped anyone from helping her as they watched their father take a cup of tea near Ahlam's dead body briefly afterwards. (Twitter: @zizimassaied)

Waking up to the news of a horrific crime in which a father killed his daughter near Amman on Friday evening, Jordanians once again targeted local laws that exonerate murderers "if they are proven to be in a fit of rage”.

Using the Hashtag (#صرخات_أحلام: Ahlam's screams), Jordanians have been tweeting heavily, mourning yet another victim of what was locally termed as "honor crime", after police statement announced that a woman in her 40s died of injuries caused by her father on Friday.

Ahlam was reportedly injured using a sharp tool before she took to the street screaming for neighbors' help before her father used a concrete block to smash her head while in the street.

According to neighbors who videotaped the incident helplessly, Ahlam's brothers stopped anyone from helping her as they watched their father take a cup of tea near Ahlam's dead body briefly afterward until the police made it to the crime scene.

Public outrage following neighbors and paramedics' posts on social media detailing the horrors they experienced, Jordanians expressed their frustration over continuous crimes against women in the country.

Social media users tweeted demanding stricter laws in order to stop men from killing their wives, sisters, and daughters. They also highlighted articles in the Jordanian criminal penal code that exonerate murder crimes committed during "a fit of rage".


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