"Murders considered to have been in defence of honour are not considered a "crime" under Syrian law, but an "offence". It carries a maximum penalty of a year's imprisonment, but could be reduced to a month by a judge."
The murder of 16-year-old Zahra al-Azzo prompts rights activists, lawyers and the media to speak out against so-called crimes of honour.
Murder of 16-year-old spurs the Grand Mufti of Syria to call for legal reform
In Damascus women who identify one another by the distinctive way they tie their head scarves gather for meetings of an exclusive and secret Islamic women’s society known as the Qubaisiate.
In Syria Muslim female preachers will finally be able to emerge from the underground following a decision by the government to grant them official recognition.
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