Former head of Jordanian royal court, other senior officials arrested: Jordan News Agency

Basem Awadallah. (Supplied)
Basem Awadallah. (Supplied)
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Updated 04 April 2021

Former head of Jordanian royal court, other senior officials arrested: Jordan News Agency

Basem Awadallah. (Supplied)

AMMAN: Jordanian citizens Hasan bin Zaid and Bassem Awadallah, who is a former head of the Jordanian Royal Court, have been arrested, Jordan News Agency reported.

The arrests were made after close security follow-ups and “for security reasons,” the agency reported. 

Jordan News Agency (PETRA) denied reports that former Crown Prince Hamza bin Al Hussain has been detained. 

Prince Hamza appeared in a video passed by his lawyer to the BBC saying he was put under house arrest. 

Both Saudi Arabia and the United States have expressed support for Jordan’s King Abdullah II.