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Court freezes proceedings in case against Hroub
By Petra - Feb 19,2013 - Last updated at Feb 19,2013
AMMAN — The Amman Criminal Court on Tuesday put on hold a case filed against Josat satellite channel over a programme presented by Rula Hroub, who was elected as MP.
The decision was taken after Hroub’s lawyer, Rateb Tarawneh, contested a court ruling to go ahead with the trial, regardless of her immunity.
Earlier this month, the court decided that Hroub’s immunity as a member of the Lower House had no bearing on the case since the lawsuit was filed on July 25, 2012 before her name was published in the Official Gazette as a winning deputy on January 29, 2013.
The Amman Court of Appeals on Thursday rejected a plea by Rateb Tarawneh, Rula Hroub’s lawyer, to contest a court decision refusing to suspend legal procedures against his client after she became a member of Parliament.
A lawsuit filed against MP Rula Hroub will go forward to trial, the Amman Criminal Court ruled on Wednesday, disregarding the immunity granted to the newly elected deputy.
Lawyer of MP Rula Hroub, Rateb Tarawneh, on Tuesday filed a petition to Justice Minister Ghaleb Zu’bi, requesting the annulment of rulings by the Amman Criminal Court and Amman Court of Appeals to move ahead in the trying his client, disregarding her immunity as a deputy, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.
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