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Female Criminality in the Arab World Inspected from a Human Rights Perspective

Zeina Mohanna


Female prisoner from Kamis Moshit,1 a married woman in her 20's, murdered a young man in her house; subsequently she was sentenced for seven years of jail with hard labor.

Western human rights organizations2 heavily criticized the ruling of seven years, perceiving the sentence as arbitrary since it lacks accurate consideration and study of the motives and context involved in the crime. The harassment she endured and her right to self-defense, dignity and wellbeing3 were underestimated. 


Female criminality; Arab world; Human rights


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DOI: 10.32380/alrj.v0i0.261


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