AMMAN: Jordan’s King Abdullah II said in a meeting this week that in honor of Ramadan 16 defendants involved in a “sedition” case would be released.
“As a father and a brother to all Jordanians, and in this holy month of tolerance and solidarity, when we all wish to be with our families, I ask the relevant officials to look into the proper mechanism to have those who were misled into following the sedition, return to their families soon,” he said during the meeting with officials from Jordan’s various governorates at Al-Husseiniya Palace.
The king said the “sedition” would not shake Jordan and that his country was “strong.”
King Abdullah II said although “what took place was painful,” recent events in the kingdom “won’t shake us.”
Several people have been arrested since the beginning of April following events that threatened to undermine the kingdom’s security and stability.
Reaffirming his commitment to the Jordanian people, the king said: “My duty, goal, and the pledge I have made is to serve and protect our people and country, and this is the standard that defines how we deal with everything.”