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Jordan detains three activists for carrying Rabaa logo

February 11, 2014 at 12:32 pm

The Jordanian authorities have detained three of its own citizens for carrying the logo that has come to represent the massacre committed by the Egyptian army in Rabaa Al-Adawiya Square last August, Al-Jazeera reported on Wednesday.

The report stated that Jordan’s State Security Court has accused the three activists of “inciting violence” and trying to “disturb Jordan’s relationship with a sister Arab nation, Egypt”.

It also accused them of putting the safety of the country in danger.

The massacre against the anti-coup protesters has received immense sympathy from people all over the world, especially in the Islamic and Arab states. More than 1,000 protesters were killed and about 5,000 others were wounded when the Egyptian security services used brutal force to evacuate the peaceful sit-ins at the Rabaa Al-Adawiya and Al-Nahda Squares on 14 August.