Journalist on trial for social media posts freed on bail

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AMMAN — A Jordanian journalist on trial for social media posts deemed critical of His Majesty King Abdullah and the authorities was released on bail Tuesday, his lawyer said.اضافة اعلان

A court in Amman “released my client, writer Adnan Al-Rousan, on bail set at JD1,000”, the lawyer, Assem Al-Omari, told AFP.

Rousan, 71, appeared in court on August 22, where he was accused of “inciting conflict, sowing division... spreading false news that harms the prestige of the state”, among other charges, Omari said at the time.

The journalist, who has around 37,000 followers on Facebook, denied the charges against him. 

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