AMMAN: The suspects in an alleged plot to destabilise Jordan will go on trial within the nation’s State Safety Court docket, state tv reported Wednesday.
“The courtroom’s prosecutor started his investigation Wednesday into people implicated within the sedition,” it mentioned.
Since 2013, the jurisdiction of the State Safety Court docket, which has each army and civilian judges, has been restricted to 5 areas — excessive treason, espionage, drug trafficking, counterfeiting cash and terrorism.
Round 20 suspects have been arrested since April three in reference to what Deputy Prime Minister Ayman Safadi earlier this month referred to as a “depraved plan” to destabilise the throne.
Amongst them are former royal courtroom chief Bassem Awadallah and a former particular envoy to Saudi Arabia, Sharif Hassan bin Zaid.
King Abdullah II’s half-brother Prince Hamzah, a former crown prince who’s suspected of involvement within the plot, is not going to stand trial.
“Prince Hamzah’s case has been resolved throughout the royal household,” Prime Minister Bisher al-Khasawneh was quoted as telling a closed session of parliament Monday.