JORDAN: TWO SENTENCED TO HANG FOR IS-CLAIMED KARAK ATTACK
February 12, 2019:
A Jordanian court sentenced two brothers to death on 10 February 2019 in connection with a 2016 attack claimed by the Islamic State group, overturning a life sentence handed to the men last year. (Sources: AFP, 10/02/2019)
The shooting attack in Karak killed seven policemen and two Jordanian civilians as well as a female Canadian tourist, and wounded 34 other people.
The head of the kingdom's state security court, a military tribunal, ordered Khalid al-Majali and Hamza al-Majali to be "hanged to death".
Jordan's cassation court, the kingdom's highest judicial body, reversed a November ruling which sentenced the two to life behind bars.