The half-brother of King Abdullah of Jordan and former Crown Prince Hamzah bin Hussein was questioned and asked to stop his duties. According to international news agencies, this happened for security reasons. Washington Post And a news agency Reuters The report is based on sources as an attempt to destabilize the country.
This action will be part of an ongoing security investigation. The state-run Jordan News Agency reported that approximately twenty people were arrested as part of this Petra. Among them is the former Minister of Finance Bassem Awadallah and a member of the royal family, Sharif Hassan bin Zaid.
In 2004, King Abdullah exempted his half-brother Hamzah from being governed by the throne. In doing so, he strengthened his position. In Jordan, the royal family still wields significant political power. Senior officials and members of the royal family are rarely arrested in Jordan, seen as one of the most stable countries in the region.
Hamza left Saturday evening, according to the TV channel al-Jazeera He knows in a video message that he is under house arrest, and the army command told him that he is not allowed to contact anyone. Two of his bodyguards have been kidnapped.
Hamza denies being involved in a plot against his half-brother, but is critical of the current regime. “I am not the person responsible for the collapse of the board of directors, for the corruption and inefficiency that has dominated our board of directors over the past fifteen to twenty years.”
King Abdullah has received statements of support from Egypt, Lebanon, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the Gulf Cooperation Council and the United States.