Published: 2021-04-22 16:38
Last Updated: 2023-06-07 11:47
Based on His Majesty King Abdullah II’s keenness on the interest of the homeland and the citizen, and in light of the holy month of mercy and forgiveness, 16 of the detainees accused for their involvement in the sedition case, have been released within the legal framework and standards, according to the Public Prosecutor of the State Security Court (SSC), the military judge, Brigadier General Hazem Majali.
Majali clarified that the two defendants, Basem AwadAllah and Sharif Hassan bin Zaid, were not released due to their different roles and involvement, noting that the degree of incitement they hold differs from the rest who were released.
Notably, Lawyer Samih Khreis said that the SSC prosecutor instructed them Thursday afternoon to release all of those arrested in connection with the sedition case.
Roya was able to disclose the names of four of those released:
- Colonel Sakher Al-Fayez (Retired)
- Colonel Mustafa Abu Aniz (Retired)
- Firas Al-Akour
- Fouad Rababaa
Earlier Thursday, King Abdullah II, accompanied by HRH Crown Prince Al-Hussein, met with figures from a number of governorates Thursday at Al-Husseiniya Palace to discuss the sedition case.
In response to a request to forgive some sedition case detainees, His Majesty said,"In this holy month when we all wish to be with family, I ask officials to look into the proper mechanism to have those who were misled into following the sedition, return to their families soon."
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On April 3, authorities announced the arrest of Awadallah, Sharif bin Zaid and others, on the grounds of undermining the security and stability of Jordan.
Last week, the SSC Public Prosecutor initiated an investigation with the detainees pending the case, and on Tuesday the prosecutor announced that investigations have been completed, noting that results of the investigation for those involved "constituted a clear threat to the security and stability of the Kingdom."
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