Former minister discusses transfer of Awadallah, Sharif Hassan to SSC

Jordan

Published: 2021-06-02 17:29

Last Updated: 2024-05-23 21:44


Former minister discusses transfer of Awadallah, Sharif Hassan to SSC
Former minister discusses transfer of Awadallah, Sharif Hassan to SSC

The former Minister of State for Legal Affairs, Mubarak Abu Yamin, said Wednesday that the decision to transfer Basem Awadallah and Sharif Hassan to the State Security Court (SSC), was issued by the Public Prosecutor based on Article 133 of the Code of Criminal Procedure. 

Abu Yamin told Roya that this transfer means that the case has been legally defined as a felony and not a misdemeanor, meaning that what has been attributed to the accused is a felony of more than three years.

Abu Yamin explained that the public prosecutions holds the right to refer this case to the SSC.

He added that all similar cases are referred to the SSC within days.

"We are waiting, in the legal and political sense, to refer this case to the court once and for all, and to initiate litigation procedures in the coming days," Abu Yamin said.

Earlier Wednesday, the Public Prosecutor of the State Security Court issued a verdict against the defendants Bassem Awadallah and Sharif Hassan bin Zaid and the decision was sent to the Public Prosecutor of the State Security Court (SSC) to take the appropriate legal action against them.

Both defendants have been detained for their involvement in a 'sedition' case in March.

In April, the competent authorities released 16 retired military personnel close to Prince Hamzah bin al-Hussein, along with Awadallah and King Abdullah II's half-brother Sharif al-Hassan, for attempting to 'destabilize Jordan's security and stability.'

April 14, the State Security Prosecutor officially received an investigative case related to 'destabilizing' the security and stability of Jordan.

As a result of the case, a series of arrests were made involving the former director of the Royal Hashemite Court Bassem Awadallah and Al-Sharif Hassan Bin Zaid, along with 14 other individuals who were not identified.


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