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Jordan calls on King’s uncle to hand himself in

Jordan's king Abdullah II arrives at the official ceremony for the state opening of the of Jordan Parliament on 14 October 2018 in Amman, Jordan. [Jordan Pix/Getty Images]

A criminal court in Jordan has ordered businessman, and uncle of the country’s King Abdullah, Walid Al-Kurdi hand himself in within ten days, local media has reported.

Al-Kursi who is living in exile in London, UK, is married to King Abdullah II’s aunt Princess Basma Bint Talal, who is still resident in Jordan.

In 2013, the 74-year-old was handed a 22.5-year jail sentence term and fined over 253 million dinars ($356.8 million) after being found guilty of corruption.

Local reports have said that Al-Kurdis assets in Jordan will be seized if he does not hand himself in before the deadline.

In 2017 Jordan filed an Red Notice for Al-Kurdi through Interpol; a request to locate and provisionally arrest an individual pending extradition.

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