The court of elders in Aqaba, in the South of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, sentenced the young man to cut language at a General meeting of the members of his clan for sexual harassment to the girl.
This court decision is reported in many Arab media. It is noted that in the end, after the convict apologized to the abused party, the sentence was commuted to the payment of compensation in the amount of 40 thousand dinars (more than $56.000), which is a huge sum for the average citizen of Jordan.
They confiscated the car in favor of the victim. But this will give only a small portion of the amount of compensation.
In the Hashemite Kingdom is still operating, among others, the laws of centuries ago. Verbal or physical abuse women as a serious offence. However, this law only applies to relations between Muslim and Muslim subjects of the Kingdom.
It is noteworthy that in this case we are talking about the crime committed in the resort of Aqaba is Jordan’s most popular city among foreign tourists.