Authorities Detain 8 Activists, No Clear Charges

تم نشره في Sun 15 January / Jan 2017. 01:00 AM
  • Detention - (Expressive)

AMMAN —AlGhad— Authorities, since Thursday and over the weekend, arrested 8 activists, including a former MP, several Army retirees, veterans, and members of the Islamic Action Front (IAF), for unclear reasons, as charges remain undisclosed.

Informed sources confirm that a number of the detainees were summoned to security precincts for their arrest, meanwhile the rest were arrested at their homes.

A Government source stated to AlGhad that the detainees were calling for civil disobedience and inciting against civil peace.

The lawyer representing the detainees says that the arrests were made on the basis of a gathering at one of their houses, prefacing the formation of an organised movement to call for political, economic, and social reforms, whereas some were arrested for posting allegedly abusive and illegal statements via social media.