- Courtroom’s prosecutor started his investigation Wednesday into the people implicated within the sedition.
- Round 20 suspects have been arrested since April 3.
- King Abdullah II’s half-brother Prince Hamzah won’t stand trial.
Jordan’s State Safety Courtroom will strive the suspects in an alleged plot to destabilise the nation, state tv reported Wednesday.
“The court’s prosecutor began his investigation Wednesday into individuals implicated in the sedition,” it stated.
Since 2013, the jurisdiction of the State Safety Courtroom, which has each navy and civilian judges, has been restricted to 5 areas — excessive treason, espionage, drug trafficking, counterfeiting cash and terrorism.
Round 20 suspects have been arrested since April 3 in reference to what Deputy Prime Minister Ayman Safadi earlier this month referred to as a “wicked plan” to destabilise the throne.
Amongst them are former royal courtroom chief Bassem Awadallah and a former particular envoy to Saudi Arabia, Sharif Hassan bin Zaid.
King Abdullah II’s half-brother Prince Hamzah, a former crown prince who’s suspected of involvement within the plot, won’t stand trial.
“Prince Hamzah’s case has been resolved within the royal family,” Prime Minister Bisher al-Khasawneh was quoted as telling a closed session of parliament Monday.