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Jordan: Demonstrators Beaten in Custody

Police beat close to 30 demonstrators at a police station this week, two of whom fainted from the ill-treatment, Human Rights Watch said today after interviewing six witnesses to the March 31, 2012 arrests, including two detainees who were later freed. Military prosecutors charged 13 of them with crimes related to their exercise of freedom of speech to criticize the authorities, but no inquiry into ill-treatment has been announced. (Beirut) – Police beat close to 30 demonstrators at a police station this week, two of whom fainted from the ill-treatment, Human…

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