State Security Court charges MP Imad Adwan on two counts

Imad Al-Adwan
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AMMAN — Imad Al-Adwan, a member of the Lower House of Parliament in Jordan, has been charged by the Public Prosecutor of the State Security Court with attempting to smuggle weapons from Jordan to the occupied West Bank, local media outlets reported. اضافة اعلان

Adwan's parliamentary immunity was lifted to allow for legal action.

Interrogation and chargesAdwan appeared before the State Security Court on Tuesday and was questioned by the public prosecutor.

His lawyer, Ali Al-Mubaidin, confirmed that Adwan was charged with exporting weapons for unlawful use, repeated four times, and engaging in acts that could disrupt public order and threaten public security.

These charges stem from Israeli security forces' seizure of firearms and gold in Adwan's possession at a border crossing last month.

If found guilty, Imad Al-Adwan could face a maximum prison sentence of 15 years under anti-terrorism laws.

Handover and immunity removalOn May 7, Israeli authorities handed over Adwan to Jordanian authorities. This action was followed by the Lower House of Parliament voting to lift Adwan's parliamentary immunity at the request of the Public Prosecution of the State Security Court.

The Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs had previously announced on April 23 that Israeli authorities had detained Adwan.

He was apprehended for allegedly attempting to smuggle quantities of weapons and gold from Jordan to the occupied West Bank.

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