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Published Tuesday 31/12/2013 (updated) 02/01/2014 18:32
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Jordan's King Abdullah II Bin Al Hussein addresses the 68th session
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AMMAN (AFP) -- A Jordanian-Palestinian critic of Jordan's monarchy has been charged with incitement and insulting the king after calling for revolt on social media, a security official said Tuesday.

Mudar Zahran, who currently resides in Britain, "is accused of inciting hatred against the regime, sectarian strife and insulting the king as well as security services," the official told AFP without saying when the suspect was charged.

"In his social media writings, Zahran has described Jordan's anti-riot police as the king's 'terrorist militia,' claiming that they attacked pro-reform protesters, targeting Jordanian demonstrators of Palestinian origin."

The kingdom is home to more than two million Palestinian refugees, as well as large numbers of Jordanians of Palestinian origin.

The security official said Zahran, who has written articles for Israel's Jerusalem Post, "incited Jordanians to revolt... march on the palace until Jordan is liberated."

The official said the case is being handled by a military state security court and that Zahran faces up to 15 years in jail with hard labor if convicted.

Jordan has been largely spared the kind of protests that have swept the Arab world since early 2011, but it still sees occasional demonstrations demanding political and economic reform and an end to corruption.
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1 ) ....... / ...nasser
31/12/2013 16:06
lol

2 ) Rachamim Dwek / Israel
31/12/2013 18:55
Zahan is a hero. The Hashemites occupy 77% of Mandatory Palestine and more than 80% of the population IS Palestinian. Jordan IS a Palestinian State with a Himazi potentate whose ancestors were handed the land to serve as Brotish puppets. If Abdullah II needs to sit on a throne let him return to Hijaz and argue over it with the Saudis. He has no business in Historical Palestine and no business ruling millions of Palestinians. Zahan isnt alone and his movement will only grow.

3 ) Mel / USA
02/01/2014 18:46
Gosh! I'd have thought the person who most insults 'British colonial-imperially planted& groomed'King Abdullah....would be KING ABDULLAH himself?He's had his stately 'Kingdom'(like al-Saud camel-bandits &al-khalifa pearl-divers &even ole' Saddam&Gaddafi)so long,as a strategic puppet(albeit with no resources,except borders ontop of pipelines)receiving annual US FMF 'treats'(like Egypt)to be 'nice' to BELLIGERENT Zionism!Not a nice reflection to see in the mirror each morn' eh O majestic one?
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