Jordan names first woman chief district attorney

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
December 9, 2010 14:36

 
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Jordan has appointed a women as chief district attorney of the country's capital, marking the first time a women has held a top prosecutor's post in the pro-American Arab kingdom.

The Judicial Council says Ihsan Barakat, a 46-year-old judge and mother of two, will assume her post on Sunday.

The council, the highest judicial authority in Jordan, said in a statement Thursday that Barakat will head a group of 60 district attorneys, including only one other women, serving in the Jordanian capital Amman.

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