Jordan 12 defame king, charged

2012-04-01 19:28

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.

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