Middle East

Jordan activists celebrate repeal of 'marry the rapist' law

Women activists protest in front Jordan's parliament in Amman on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 with banners calling on legislators to repeal a provision that allows a rapist to escape punishment if he marries his victim.آ Parliament is to vote on the proposed change to the penal code Tuesday. The banner in the middle in Arabic reads: Article 308 is a disgrace in the Jordanianآ justice system, the banner on the left says: Article 308 does not protect honor, it protects the culprit. (AP Photo/Reem Saa

 

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