News ID: 92117
Publish Date : 06 July 2021 - 21:24


AMMAN (AFP) – Jordan’s security court will hand down its verdict in a behind-closed-doors trial of a former royal confidant accused of destabilizing the monarchy on Monday, an official source said. The prosecution accuses former finance minister Bassem Awadallah, along with a minor royal, of backing the aspirations of the former heir to the throne, Prince Hamza, to replace the monarch. Awadallah is charged with agitating to undermine Jordan’s political system and committing acts that threaten public security and sowing sedition. He has pleaded not guilty and said he had nothing to do with the case.

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