Jordan: two dozens activists arrested in the south

(ANSAmed) – AMMAN, MARCH 14 – Jordanian security forces arrested two dozens of activists from the southern city of Tafilah as part of a crackdown campaign on activists, police sources said today.

According to authorities, the crackdown campaign will continue despite mounting criticism to the government policy against reform advocates.

Police chief Fawaz Mayta said security forces are searching for activists said to have caused public unrest and posses illegal weapons. Some of the charges levied against activists include insulting security forces, illegal gathering and possession of drugs, he was quoted as saying by the official news agency, Petra.

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