Jordan banned all information shops and social media customers on Tuesday from publishing any content material associated to King Abdullah’s half-brother Prince Hamza after the latter was accused of plotting to destabilise the nation.
Prince Hamza pledged allegiance to King Abdullah on late on Monday after mediation by the royal household, two days after the navy warned him over actions it stated have been undermining “safety and stability” in Jordan and positioned him below home arrest.
“To safeguard the secrecy of the investigations being undertaken by the safety providers in relation to His Highness Prince Hamza bin Hussain and others, Amman’s public prosecutor has determined to ban the publication of all the things associated to the investigations at this stage,” the state information company reported.
It stated the ban utilized to all information shops in addition to social media platforms.
Jordan has lengthy positioned media gags on publishing information on circumstances which can be deemed delicate. Civil activists and rights campaigners say the authorities are curbing free speech.
Prince Hamza stated in a voice recording launched by Jordan’s opposition on Monday that he wouldn’t comply after being barred from any exercise and instructed to maintain quiet.
The federal government accuses Prince Hamza, who was inheritor to throne till King Abdullah eliminated him from the place in 2004, of liaising with individuals linked to international events in a plot to destabilise Jordan and that he had been below investigation for a while.
Whereas not thought of a direct risk to the king, Hamza in latest weeks visited tribal gatherings the place the king and his authorities have been criticised extra brazenly, suggesting he could have been making an attempt to shore up his place with the Jordanian public after years of being sidelined following his elimination as crown prince.
The state information company stated these arrested included Bassem Awadallah, a U.S.-educated confidant of the king who turned minister of finance and adviser to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and royal member of the family Sharif Hassan Ben Zaid.
Saudi International Minister Faisal bin Farhan delivered a message reaffirming Saudi help for Jordan, the Jordanian international ministry stated on Tuesday.
The Saudi minister arrived on Monday in Amman and met together with his Jordanian counterpart Ayman Safadi, the ministry stated.
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