Iraq: Court Upholds Christian Girl's Murder Sentence - Worthy News

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Iraq: Court Upholds Christian Girl's Murder Sentence - Worthy News

Iraq's Kurdish regional high court has reduced jail time for a teenager who fatally stabbed her uncle as he beat her for converting to Christianity and "shaming" the family by working in public.

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...local Christians said they thought Muhammad’s sentence was light, considering that it was culturally acceptable for an uncle to beat his niece.

“She is actually very lucky that her sentence was not longer,†one Christian said. “The penalty for murder is death, though as a minor she would have been given a life sentence.â€