JORDAN: 45 PEOPLE ON DEATH ROW
April 21, 2009: There are currently 45 people on death row in Jordan, including five women, mostly for murder, raping minors and crimes against the state, website thenational.ae reported.
Death sentences handed down in cases involving terror suspects would not be repealed.
Those on death row include Sajeda Atrous Rishawi, an Iraqi woman who embarked on a failed suicide mission at a hotel in Amman in 2005, part of triple bombings that killed 60 and injured hundreds.
Rishawi was arrested four days after the attacks. She was sentenced to death in Sept 2006 and is incarcerated in Jwiadeh prison for women. Her lawyer, Hussein Masri, said his client had appealed to King Abdullah for clemency. (Sources: thenational.ae, 21/04/2009)