Re-arresting citizens under Cybercrime Law is illegal, says JBA head

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AMMAN — The head of the Jordan Bar Association (JBA), Yahya Abu Abboud, criticized the arrests made under the Cybercrime Law of citizens who committed no other crime than expressing their opinions on social media, stressing that the application of the Cybercrime Law is selective and “this is unacceptable”, according to Jo24.اضافة اعلان

He said that the Constitution guarantees citizens the freedom to express their opinion within the limits of the law, which came to regulate, not to prevent, people from exercising this right.

Re-arrest orders by governors in cases not related to honor and murder are illegal, he said, indicating that the judiciary decides whether to arrest or release people, and no authority may re-arrest them.  He also said that the power to arrest is granted to governors under the law to prevent specific crimes in special cases, but the re-arrests made by them are unjustified and illegal.

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