Jordan Sentences New Jersey Murderer to 15 Years as Politicians Call for Extradition Agreement

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Tuesday, August 1, 1995
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
11
Issue: 
8
312
Abstract: 
On July 10, 1995, a Jordanian court sentenced to 15 years of prison and "hard labor" a Jordanian national, Mohammad I. Abequa, for strangling his wife in New Jersey. After both the defense and prosecution announced they would appeal, politicians called for the U.S. Government to negotiate an extradition treaty with Jordan. The sentence also called attention to some comparative law differences in the criminal systems of the U.S. and Jordan...(more)