Jordan: Ex-MP who called gov't corrupt arrested

By
May 3, 2007 14:21

A former lawmaker was arrested Thursday after he accused Jordan's government of corruption in an e-mail to an American senator, officials said. Ahmad Oweidi al-Abbadi, chairman of a small right-wing group called the Jordanian National Movement, was detained for 15 days pending interrogation, a judicial official told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because he was not allowed to speak to the media. No other details were immediately available.


Related Content

Angela Merkel gestures during a cabinet meeting in Berlin
June 21, 2018
Germany's Merkel calls for solutions to Iran's 'aggressive tendencies'

By REUTERS