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Jordan: Teachers’ Syndicate Closed; Leaders Arrested

(Amman) – Police raided the Jordan Teachers Syndicate headquarters in Amman and 11 of its branches across the country, shuttered them, and arrested all 13 syndicate board members on July 25, 2020, Human Rights Watch said today. Attorney General Hassan Abdallat issued the order to close the independent, elected labor union representing teachers across Jordan for a period of two years after high-profile disputes between the Jordanian government and the Teachers Syndicate. Shortly after the shutdown, the attorney general ordered a comprehensive gag order on all reporting about the situation, including…

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