Jordan parliament repeals law protecting rapists

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The abolition of a law that protected rapists from harsher punishment, has finally become a reality in Jordan. 

Jordan was one of three Middle-Eastern countries that continued to practice this law. 

The code of laws allowing rapists to marry their victims was introduced as an option for families to 'preserve their honour'. In these countries, a woman losing her virginity out of wedlock is considered a shame.

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