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Jordan: Advocate of a Republic Jailed

The criminal charges against a man who has peacefully advocated making Jordan a republic violate freedom of expression and should be dropped immediately. Jordan’s military prosecutor at the State Security Court ordered the detention of and brought criminal charges against Dr. Ahmad al-Oweidi al-‘Abbadi, a prominent opponent of King Abdullah, because al-‘Abbadi peacefully argued in a media interview for making Jordan a republic rather than a monarchy. (Beirut) – The criminal charges against a man who has peacefully advocated making Jordan a republic violate freedom…

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