"The Jordanian authorities must end their crackdown against pro-reform activists
and allow them freely to express their views, Amnesty International
Twenty detainees – all members of pro-reform groups - were arrested
across the country between 15 July and 4 October 2012 either during or following
peaceful protests throughout the country, calling for legal and economic
reforms, greater political freedoms, and an end to corruption.
International calls on the Jordanian authorities to release all those held
solely for exercising their right to freedom of expression, association and
assembly immediately and unconditionally,” said Ann Harrison, Amnesty
International’s Deputy Programme Director for the Middle East and North Africa.
“King Abdallah’s open letter this week to the incoming Prime Minister,
emphasizing the ‘government’s responsibility to respect freedom of expression …
and the right to peaceful protest’, is at odds with the punitive measures we are
seeing imposed on peaceful protestors.”......"