Jordan’s former finance minister Bassem Awadallah remains in detention as part of ongoing investigations, the state news agency cited an official source as saying on Thursday.
Awadallah, who also served as chief of Jordan’s royal court, was one of several people the government said were detained as part of an investigation into activities aimed at destabilizing the country.
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The official said reports circulating on social media that Awadallah had left Jordan were not true.
Last week, former Crown Prince Hamza bin Hussein was accused of trying to mobilize local officials for actions that were intended to harm the security of Jordan, deputy prime minister Ayman Safadi revealed on Sunday.
The international community quickly released statements in support of Jordan’s King Abdullah II after the incident.
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