Appeal court revokes lèse-majesté ruling

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AMMAN — A judicial source on Thursday announced that the Court of Appeal revoked a ruling by the North Amman Criminal Court, convicting a woman of lèse-majesté and sentencing her to one year in prison.  اضافة اعلان

In a statement to the Jordan News Agency, Petra, the source indicated that the Court of Appeal reviewed the evidence presented in the case, and concluded that the woman was not responsible for the crime attributed to her, because the evidence presented revealed that the appellant did not mean to offend the King nor harm his dignity in any way.

The woman, identified in local media and on social platforms as Ithar Al-Dabbas, wrote on her Facebook that His Majesty King Abdullah called her on Wednesday.

“I am proud to say that today I received a phone call from His Majesty the King, our father and leader, during which I was granted justice by the King, and he told me with his own words to ‘keep your spirits high, and you are a sister to me,’” she posted on Facebook on Wednesday.

Dabbas was recently sentenced in relation to an argument with a media personality, during which she was reported as saying “my father is better than the King.”

In her tweet, Dabbas said that she is proud to have King Abdullah “as a father to every Jordanian.”