AMMAN: A Jordanian court on Monday punished two former authorities to 15 years in jail after discovering them guilty of a coup plot that sparked an unusual situation in a kingdom seen as a pillar of security in the area.
Former royal court principal Bassem Awadallah and an ex-envoy to Saudi Arabia, Sharif Hassan container Zaid, had been convicted of conspiring to fall King Abdullah II in favour of his half-brother Royal prince Hamzah.
The previous crown prince himself was not butted in the trial, but the charge sheet stated he was “figured out to fulfil his individual ambition to rule, in violation of the Hashemite constitution as well as custom-mades”.
The trial happened behind closed doors at the State Safety Court, an army tribunal that likewise consists of civilian courts.
Yet on Monday, reporters were permitted to watch video footage of the ruling through video web link from a tent established outside the court.
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Delivering the ruling, Court Muwaffaq al-Masaid noted that the men had been good friends for 20 years and also were close to Prince Hamzah.
He claimed they had attempted to put into action “concepts that are aggressive to the existing political system in the kingdom as well as his majesty King Abdullah”.
The men had actually tried “to wreak havoc, insurrection as well as departments within Jordanian society and also spread unfriendly discussion in the direction of the political system, threatening the security and security” of the kingdom, he said.
Awadallah and also Container Zaid, that both have close ties to neighbouring Saudi Arabia, were condemned of “incitement versus the judgment system” and “acts that could threaten culture and produce sedition”.