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Jordan: Pro-reformists detained for “insulting” the King must be released

Headline Title:  Jordan: Detained pro-reformists must be released 03 April 2012 A  law which allows the Jordanian authorities to detain activists on the basis of “insulting the king” must be repealed, Amnesty International said after 30 to 40 apparently peaceful protesters were detained in Amman.At least 13 people remain in custody in the wake of the weekend protests against the detention of half a dozen pro-reform activists.Four activists have been held for nearly a month and are now facing charges of ‘insulting’ the king amid a growing crackdown on freedom of expression.The…

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