Jordan 12 defame king, charged
Amman - Jordan's police say the state security prosecutor has charged 12 activists arrested at a demonstration on Saturday with defaming the country's ruler, King Abdullah II.
Police spokesperson Mohammed al-Khatib said they were also charged with incitement against the political system, illegal assembly and rioting.
They were arrested during a protest near the prime minister's office. They were demanding the release of two dozen other activists charged with inciting riots in Jordan's south last month.
Al-Khatib said police released 15 others also detained on Saturday.