Jordan detains 136 on ‘terror’ charges

JORDAN has detained 136 people on “terrorism” charges a week after scores were hurt when Islamist Salafist protesters clashed with police in the northern city of Zarqa, a police spokesman said today.

“The involvement of 136 people brought before the prosecutor of the State Security Court for terrorism and unrest has been proven, and it was decided to detain them,” spokesman Mohammad Khatib said, quoted by Petra news agency.

Khatib spoke of the “the involvement of 100 other people on the run who will be referred to the attorney general of state security once they are arrested”.

The Salafists, who espouse an austere form of Sunni Islam, clashed with security forces during a demonstration in Zarqa, northeast of Amman, on April 15, leaving 91 people wounded.

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2 replies

  1. It would be nice if the public avoids civic unrest especially any threat of terrorism. Additionally, it is very important for the state to respect the rights of citizen and not use arrest as a means of unnecessary threat and use of force.

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