Over 5,500 people return home under tribal jalwa document — minister

Minister of Interior Mazen Al-Faraya speaks at a press conference at the Prime Ministry on July 3, 2022. (Photo: Ameer Khalifeh/JNews)
Minister of Interior, Mazen Faraya. (File photo: Ameer Khalifeh/Jordan News)
AMMAN Minister of Interior, Mazen Faraya, announced that over 5,500 people have returned to their homes under the tribal jalwa document, according to Ammon News. اضافة اعلان

Jalwa, in its simple translation means "banishment" or "exile," and often requires that people accused of grave crimes, and their families, leave the area where the act was committed in order to avoid never ending cycles of reprisal.

Document approved by sheikhs and dignitariesThe document, which was approved by sheikhs and dignitaries of tribes in the Kingdom, as well as the Lower House and the Senate, was based on three criteria: acceptability, applicability, and limited risk.

During a response to MP Salamah Al-Balawi under the dome on Wednesday, Faraya confirmed that the tribal jalwa document is only a first step and not a final solution.

The ultimate goal is to permanently abolish tribal jalwa.

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