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Jordan - Journalist to be tried before state security court for corruption case coverage

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders calls on the Jordanian authorities to free journalist Jamal Al-Muhtaseb at once and to drop plans to try him before a military-run state security court in connection with his coverage of a corruption investigation. The editor of the Gerasa News website and the Al-Mir'aa weekly newspaper, Muhtaseb has been held since 23 April. “Muhtaseb's detention is a serious violation of Jordanian law and freedom of information.” Reporters Without Borders said. “His reporting of (...)

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