Jordanian activist charged with 'working against regime'
Monday, 16 July 2012 07:50 GMT
Ex-chief of Jordan's General Intelligence Department, Mohammad Dahabi
Amman - Osama al-RantissiJordanian political activist and member of the 36 movement Saud al-Ajarmeh, has been charged with “inciting people to work against the ruling regime and of committing other illegal actions”. Last week, the attorney for Jordanian State Security ordered the arrest al-Ajarmeh for 15 days after obtaining evidence that he verbally attacked state figures in speeches during a number of protests and demonstrations.
Meanwhile, Amman’s Court of First Instance on Sunday turned down the sixteenth request to release on bail former intelligence chief Mohammad Dahabi who is in jail facing corruption charges.
Dahabi is charged with money laundering, embezzlement and exploitation of a public post during his term as director of the General Intelligence Department between 2005 until 2008.
Dahabi's lawyer Mahmoud al-Kilani told reporters that he will appeal against the court's decision on Monday. An appeal from Dahabi has already been turned down by the Court of Appeal.