Jordan.. Bassem Awadallah and Sharif Hassan were sentenced to 15 years in prison in the sedition case

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Al-Arabiya correspondent reported on Monday that the Jordanian State Security Court had sentenced Bassem Awadallah and Sharif Hassan bin Zaid to 15 years after convicting them in the sedition case on charges of destabilizing society in Jordan, while Sharif Hassan bin Zaid was sentenced to one year in prison and a fine of 1,000 JD charged with drug use.

The Jordanian State Security Court said that the elements of criminalization in the “sedition case” were complete and verified.

In the details, the State Security Court decided to criminalize the accused in the “sedition case”, Bassem Awadallah, with the first and second charges, with 15 years’ imprisonment with temporary labor, and the accused, Sharif Hassan bin Zaid, with the first and second charges, for a period of 15 years with temporary labor as well. year, and a fine of 1,000 dinars with fees.

According to Al-Arabiyas correspondent, the defense in the “sedition case” in Jordan will resort to the Court of Cassation after the defendants are convicted, noting that the text of the judgment in the “sedition case” indicated that it is subject to discrimination.

This comes, after the verdict was pronounced, and the defendant’s attorney, Basem Awadallah, said: “We will appeal the verdict before the Court of Cassation.”

This morning, Monday morning, the verdict hearing began in the case known in the media in Jordan as“The Case of Sedition” And targeting Jordan’s security, while the correspondent of “Al Arabiya” stated that the hearing of the verdict in the case will be public.

The Jordanian State Security Court said that the defendants in the sedition case had a friendly relationship and had anti-king ideas. She added that the first accused, Bassem Awadallah, had incited against the king, and that the accused (Bassem Awadallah and Sharif Hassan bin Zaid) tried to implement their anti-state ideas by causing chaos and inciting against the king.

The head of the court added, in a live television broadcast: accusing the case of “sedition” took advantage of the economic, social and political conditions experienced by the Kingdom and the surrounding region to cause chaos in the country.

The head of the court explained, “The two accused have reached the convergence of their wills in an organized criminal project with unified objectives aimed at translating their counter and incitement ideas into reality, causing division within Jordanian society and spreading hate speech towards the regime.”

Basem Awadallah on his way to court

Basem Awadallah on his way to court

The Jordanian State Security Court issues its verdict in the case, while the former chief adviser to the Jordanian King Abdullah II, Basem Awadallah, who holds American and Jordanian citizenship, claimed that he was tortured in his detention facility in Jordan.

Awadallah said that he feared for his life, according to his American lawyer, on the eve of the verdict hearing in the case.

Sharif Hassan bin Zaid on his way to court

Sharif Hassan bin Zaid on his way to court

Michael Sullivan, a former US attorney who was hired by the US-based family of the accused, Bassem Awadallah, stated that, in addition to allegations of abuse, the trial, which was held behind closed doors in Jordan’s State Security Court, was “completely unfair.”

This comes as Al Arabiya correspondent reported that Bassem Awadallah’s defense team had not previously mentioned that he had been subjected to any torture or ill-treatment.

Last Tuesday, the Jordanian capital, Amman, witnessed the sixth session, which has become known in the media as “”The issue of seditionIn which Awadallah, the former chief of the royal court, and Sherif Hassan bin Zaid are being tried on charges of causing sedition, inciting opposition to the regime and endangering Jordan’s security and safety.

In the previous session, the State Security Court refused to hear a list of 27 witnesses, including 3 princes.

Also, on July 1, the court rejected the defense team’s request for the presence of Princes Hamza, Ali, Hashem and other witnesses to present their testimonies in the sedition case, according to the lawyer of the accused, Awadallah.





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