31 prisoners face death sentence in Jordan

Nat’l center launches 18th annual report on human rights in Jordan

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AMMAN — In 2021, 31 death sentences were issued and finalized in Jordan, one of them for a woman, according to the National Center for Human Rights.اضافة اعلان

According to Hala News, six of the sentences were issued by the State Security Court and 25 by the Grand Criminal Court.

No death penalties were enacted during 2021, and the 31 inmates facing the death penalty are currently being held in the Kingdom’s rehabilitation and correction centers.

These statistics were included in the National Center for Human Rights’ 18th annual report for the year 2021, which includes indicators on the human rights situation in Jordan and a set of recommendations.

The report was officially launched during a press conference on Wednesday attended by representatives of the public and private sectors and civil society, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.

On Saturday, the chair of the center’s board of trustees, Samar Hajj Hassan, had submitted the annual report to His Majesty King Abdullah by way of Royal Court Chief Yousef Issawi.

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