The Supreme Criminal Court in Amman yesterday sentenced a Jordanian man to death for raping and murdering a seven-year-old Syrian child early this year, Jordanian news agency Petra reported. Petra said the rapist, who is 27 years old, took the child to an abandoned house in the capital city of Amman’s Jabal Al-Nuzha district, sexually assaulted him and took his life in a gruesome crime. He was arrested shortly after, the news agency said. Syrian and Jordanian activists had demanded the maximum punishment against him. There are 654,582 registered Syrian refugees in Jordan, however the number of Syrians in the country is expected to be much higher as many live in cities and are not registered by the UNHCR, while […]
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