The Jordanian people have the right to demand a decent life and comprehensive and genuine political reform, the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan said yesterday.
The group’s media spokesman Moaz Al-Khawaldeh said in a statement that the popular protests which have recently gained momentum are caused by the absence of real will for political reform, the deteriorating economic situation, the increase in unemployment and poverty rates as well as the new income tax law and the controversial cybercrime law.
Al-Khawaldeh stressed the need to respect the Jordanian people, open dialogue with protesters and political factions of all sides. He also called for the protests to remain civilised. Security forces, he added, should not use force to suppress the protests because this will have no positive effects.
The Jordanian people, he said, are waiting for a real approach to fight corruption and to preserve the country’s wealth and capabilities.