Published: 2021-06-21 15:47
Last Updated: 2023-06-08 01:15
Monday afternoon, the State Security Court held its first session in the ‘sedition case,’ involving the defendants Bassem Awadallah and Sharif Hassan.
The second session is set to be held Tuesday.
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.
The defendants were charged with the felony of incitement to oppose the political regime in the Kingdom, contrary to the provisions of Article 149/1 of the Penal Code No. 16 of 1960 and its amendments, and in accordance with Article 76 of the same law, and the felony of carrying out acts that endanger the safety of society.
Notably, Sharif Hassan was accused of the possession of narcotic substances with the intent of abuse.
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.'
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