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Jordan court dissolves Teachers’ Syndicate, imprisons council members for a year

December 31, 2020 at 7:32 pm

Security forces block a road as part of their security measures as Jordanian teachers gather near government headquarters, during a protest for better pay in Amman, Jordan on 5 September 2019 [Laith Joneidi / Anadolu Agency]

The Amman Magistrates Court issued on Thursday a decision to dissolve the Teachers’ Syndicate and imprison its council members for a year, local media reported.

Sources confirmed that all members of the Teachers’ Syndicate Council who attended the court’s session on Thursday, including the vice president of the Teachers’ Syndicate Nasser Al-Nawasrah, Nidal Al-Hisa, Kifah Abu Farhan, Ibrahim Al-Assaf and Mutassim Bishtawi, had been taken to prison.

However, the syndicate’s lawyer Bassam Fraihat affirmed that bail will be paid to release the syndicate’s council members.

He added that he will appeal the court’s ruling within the legal period of ten days.

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