Amman’s prosecutor normal says the ban on publication entails all audiovisual media and social networks.
The prosecutor normal in Jordan’s capital Amman has banned the publication of any details about an alleged plot mentioned to contain the king’s half-brother, Prince Hamzah, state tv mentioned.
Tuesday’s order got here after Prince Hamzah, who has been extremely crucial of the federal government, pledged loyalty to King Abdullah II late on Monday, two days after he mentioned he had been positioned beneath home arrest.
“In an effort to hold the safety companies’ investigation into Prince Hamzah and the others secret, [it is decided] to ban the publication of something associated to this inquiry at this stage,” prosecutor Hassan al-Abdallat mentioned in a press release learn on state tv.
“The ban on publication entails all audiovisual media and social networks, in addition to the publication of all photos or video clips regarding this topic on ache of authorized motion.”
The federal government has accused Hamzah, an ex-crown prince, of a “malicious plot” and involvement in a seditious conspiracy to “destabilise the dominion’s safety” – not less than 16 others have been arrested.
Earlier on Monday, Prince Hamzah had struck a defiant tone, insisting he wouldn’t obey orders proscribing his motion.
However in an obvious easing of the tensions, the 41-year-old prince later pledged his backing to King Abdullah.
“I’ll stay … devoted to the legacy of my ancestors, strolling on their path, loyal to their path and their message and to His Majesty,” he mentioned in a signed letter, quoted by the palace.
“I’ll at all times be prepared to assist and help His Majesty the King and his Crown Prince.”
Prince Hamzah – whom Abdullah stripped of the title of crown prince in 2004 – has emerged as a vocal critic of Jordan’s management, accusing it of corruption, nepotism and authoritarian rule.
In a video he despatched to the BBC on Saturday, he lashed out at “incompetence that has been prevalent in our governing construction for the final 15 to twenty years and has been getting worse”.
“Nobody is ready to converse or specific opinion on something with out being bullied, arrested, harassed and threatened,” he alleged.