Court overrules objections raised by defense in ‘sedition’ case

The State Security Court (Photo: Petra)
The State Security Court (Photo: Petra)
AMMAN — The State Security Court on Tuesday overruled objections raised by the defense attorneys of Former senior official Bassem Awadallah and Sharif Hassan during the second hearing of the “sedition” case, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported, stopping short of citing what the objections were.اضافة اعلان

The court listened to the remaining prosecution witnesses during the session, and the prosecutor general made his closing statement, according to Petra.

Upon the defense’s request, the court postponed the next hearing till Sunday, to allow the defendants to prepare defense statements and data, Petra added.

Awadallah and Sharif Hassan pleaded “not guilty” to terrorism-related charges on Monday during the first hearing of the case.

They stand accused of being complicit in incitement against the state, in violation of Article 149/1 of the law, as well as the crime of being complicit in carrying out acts that would endanger society and security and sow sedition, in violation of articles two and seven of the 2006 Anti-Terrorism Law and its amendments.

The indictment list also included the possession of narcotics for the purpose of personal use, as well as the use of narcotics.
The State Security Court said on Tuesday that it is keen on a speedy trial, “to reveal the truth and settle the controversy surrounding the circumstances and details of the case,” according to Petra.

Read more National