Jordan Pardons An Honor Killer
As has been pointed out before, in 1994 when Mohammad Abequa and his wife were going through a divorce, Abequa committed an "honor killing" and fled to Jordan.
Once he was there, Jordan
- refused to extradite Abequa to the US
- he was tried in Jordan instead and was sentenced to 15 years, instead of hanging, because it was an honor killing -- which under Jordanian law is grounds for leniency.
- after 5 years, in 2000, one year after Abdullah became king, Abequa was pardoned and set free