Defense Order 28 extended till end of April

Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh
Prime Minister, Bisher Al-Khasawneh. (File photo: Ameer Khalifeh/Jordan News)
AMMAN — On Tuesday, Jordan's Prime Minister, Bisher Al-Khasawneh, announced an amendment to Defense Order No. 28 of 2021, extending its implementation until the end of April, Ammon News reported. اضافة اعلان

This defense order pertains to debtors’ imprisonment.

The first item of the defense order has been revised to delay the enforcement of debtor's imprisonment decisions under the Execution Law, provided that the amount owed does not exceed JD20,000.

The limit was previously JD100,000.

The second item of the defense order stops the implementation of criminal rulings for crimes related to issuing a bounced check, as long as the amount does not exceed JD20,000 JD, previously it was also JD100,000.

According to official records, 157,367 individuals are wanted in debt cases, with 137,715 of them owed less than JD20,000.

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