Jordanian critic of  monarchy charged with incitement, insulting king
Jordanian critic of monarchy charged with incitement, insulting king

A Jordanian-Palestinian critic of Jordan's monarchy has been charged with incitement and insulting the king after calling for revolt on social media.

A Jordanian official told AFP that Mudar Zahran, who currently resides in Britain, "is accused of inciting hatred against the regime, sectarian strife and insulting the king as well as security services", adding "in his social media writings, Zahran has described Jordan's anti-riot police as the king's terrorist militia, claiming that they attacked pro-reform protesters, targeting Jordanian demonstrators of Palestinian origin".

The security official said Zahran "incited Jordanians to revolt. march on the palace until Jordan is liberated".

The official said the case is being handled by a military state security court and that Zahran faces up to 15 years in jail with hard labour if convicted.

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