Jordan's information minister quits over 'restrictive' laws

By JPOST.COM STAFF
June 21, 2011 14:14




Jordanian Information Minister Taher Adwan resigned on Tuesday due to new press and publication laws which he considers "restrictive for freedom of expression," AFP reported.

"I submitted my resignation today to Prime Minister Maaruf Bakhit in protest at a government decision" to debate the laws, Adwan said.

"In addition, MPs will debate proposed anti-corruption and penal laws. I consider these laws restrictive for freedom of expression," he added.


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