Interior minister, MPs discuss freedoms

Minister of Interior Mazen Al-Faraya (Photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN — Minister of Interior Mazen Al-Faraya told lawmakers Tuesday that Jordan has no detainees related to cases of freedom and that the Kingdom enjoys an excellent level of freedoms. His statement was made at a meeting of the Lower House Freedoms and Human Rights Committee headed by MP Abdullah Abu Zaid, attended by MP Ali Khalayleh and others, where several issues, including administrative detention, were discussed, according to Al-Mamlaka TV.اضافة اعلان

The committee applauded a decision by Faraya to suspend police surveillance and house arrest for three months, with the exception of some cases that are deemed dangerous.

MP Ghazi Al-Thneibat called on Faraya to put a stop to jalwa (forced relocation) and also to revise administrative detention.

Faraya said that Jordan enjoys an excellent level of freedoms and that Jordan’s crime prevention law is applied in compliance with the conditions set by the Court of First Instance.

Faraya also said that 2,100 people who had left conforming with jalwa had returned to their homes.

He confirmed that 2,199 people are in administrative detention, of whom 511 are accused of racketeering.

Abu Zaid said that the panel is about to sign a plea for a general amnesty for crimes in which personal civil claims have been dropped. He said that Jordan is living a defining and historical moment, which requires a review of civil rights legislation and regulations.

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