Jordan bans media protection of royal rift

AMMAN: Jordan banned all information retailers 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 late on Monday after mediation by the royal household, two days after the navy warned him over actions it mentioned have been undermining “safety and stability” in Jordan and positioned him beneath home arrest.
In unprecedented public criticism, Hamza, who was crown prince till King Abdullah eliminated him from the publish in 2004, accused Jordan’s leaders of corruption and serving solely their personal pursuits.
The federal government says he liaised with folks linked to overseas events in a plot to destabilise Jordan and that he had been beneath investigation for a while.
“To safeguard the secrecy of the investigations being undertaken by the safety companies in relation to His Highness Prince Hamza bin Hussain and others, Amman‘s public prosecutor has determined to ban the publication of every little thing associated to the investigations at this stage,” the state information company reported.
It mentioned the ban utilized to all information retailers in addition to social media platforms.
Prince Hamza mentioned in a voice recording launched by Jordan’s opposition on Monday that he wouldn’t comply after being barred from any exercise and advised to maintain quiet.
Whereas not thought-about a direct menace to the king, Hamza in current weeks visited tribal gatherings the place the king and his authorities have been criticised extra overtly.
Saudi Arabia was among the many international locations to difficulty statements of assist to King Abdullah, and on Monday Overseas Minister Faisal bin Farhan travelled to Amman to fulfill his Jordanian counterpart Ayman Safadi, the Jordanian overseas ministry mentioned.
“King Salman reaffirmed the dominion’s assist to all measures to guard Jordan and its pursuits,” Saudi state TV reported.
King Abdullah had expressed “appreciation for the dominion’s steady assist to Jordan,” it mentioned.

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