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Jordan: Arrests, Forced Dispersal at Teacher Protests

Click to expand Image  Jordanian police block a road in front of protestors in Irbid, north of Jordan on August 1, 2020. © 2020 Momen Malkawi (Amman) – Jordanian authorities have exploited the country’s Covid-19 pandemic to forcibly disperse public protests against the arbitrary closure of the country’s Teachers Syndicate and mass arrests of its leadership, Human Rights Watch said today. On July 25, 2020, the police raided the Teachers Syndicate headquarters in Amman and 11 of its branches across the country, shuttered them, and arrested all 13 syndicate board members on dubious legal…

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