4 arrested for murder in Baish
12/8/09; (4 Items) http://www.arabnews.com/?page=1§ion=0&article=125363&d=12&m=8&y=2009
Police in Baish, located in the south of the Kingdom, arrested two brothers and two sisters for killing their sister and burying her body in the desert, the daily Al-Riyadh reported on Tuesday. Authorities believe the brothers took turns in beating to death their 18-year-old sister. They buried her body in the desert to hide their crime. Police exhumed the body from the shallow grave and sent it to King Abdullah Hospital in Baish. An investigation is ongoing.
Body of woman found near Yanbu
Muhammad Al-Shaikh; 12/8/09; http://www.arabnews.com/?page=1§ion=0&article=125376&d=12&m=8&y=2009
A mutilated body of an unidentified woman believed to be Indonesian was found late Monday in a desert area 18 km north of Yanbu, the police here announced Tuesday. The body was taken to Yanbu General Hospital. The body showed signs of beating and had been burned in an apparent attempt to conceal the victim’s identity. Last year the body of an Indonesian woman killed and disfigured in the same manner was found in a garbage container near Yanbu. A forensics team is examining the body and an investigation is ongoing.
Man charged with premeditated murder of his 16-year-old niece
Rana Husseini; 12/8/09
Criminal Prosecutor Ashraf Abdullah on Tuesday charged a 39-year-old man with the premeditated murder of his niece in the latest so-called honour crime to take place in Jordan. The 16-year-old victim, who was not identified by officials, was shot nine times in the head and back, allegedly by her uncle, at her home in an Amman neighbourhood. The police found the uncle, a construction worker, walking on the street with the gun still his hand, the source said. Upon questioning, the uncle told the police that he killed his “niece to cleanse his family’s honour,” the source added. A second source told The Jordan Times that the girl was a victim of incestuous rape by two of her relatives almost 11 months ago and became pregnant.
Husband acquitted of death threat charges
A man was acquitted of the charge of threatening to decapitate his wife by a Dubai court Tuesday. The Dubai Court of First Instance acquitted Z.A, a 43-year-old Jordanian manager. His wife, S.T, a 43-year-old Jordanian physician, filed a lawsuit saying that her husband was threatening to decapitate her after she threatened to report him to the police following a series of problems.