| 21 February 2024, Wednesday |

Jordan begins trial of former royal court chief on charges of inciting against the regime

Jordanian official media reported today that the Jordanian Military Court will begin next week the trial of the former royal court chief and a member of the royal family, on charges of inciting opposition to the regime, quoting Reuters news agency.

The prosecution referred to the court a case last week, in the name of Awadallah, a former royal court chief and finance minister who played a major role in a campaign to liberalize the economy, and Sharif Hassan Zaid, a relative of the king.

The two were arrested in early April when former Crown Prince Hamzah was placed under house arrest over allegations that he communicated with foreign parties about a plot to destabilize Jordan, a close US ally in the Middle East.

  • NNA