Military Court to hear defence arguments in Jafer case


Published: 2017-07-03 12:03

Last Updated: 2023-09-29 15:38

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A military court on Tuesday is due to hear defence arguments in the hearing of a Jordanian soldier accused of killing three US soldiers at the King Faisal Airbase in Jafer, Maan, November 2016.

The court heard 11 prosecution witnesses in its previous session last month, with the defendant is scheduled to present his defence statements beginning on Tuesday.

The soldier is accused of murder, in violation of article 327 of the Penal Code, by allegedly shooting dead the three US Special Forces instructors as they drove towards the entrance to the airbase on November 4, 2016.

In another hearing last month, the defendant denied the charges of killing more than one person, insulting the dignity and reputation of the Jordanian Armed Forces and violating military orders.

The session will be held under the chairmanship of military judge Col. Mohammed Al Afif, alongside military judges Lt. Col. Abdullah Al Fawaz and Maj. Safwan Al Zu'bi, and in the presence of the representative of the Public Prosecutor, military judge Maj. Awad Al Dajja, as well as Subhi Al Mawas, the defence attorney for the accused.