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Court hearings in Josat, Amwal and Kurdi cases continue
By Petra - Jan 27,2013 - Last updated at Jan 27,2013
AMMAN — The Amman Criminal Court on Sunday continued hearings in the lawsuit filed by the Audiovisual Commission against the local satellite channel, Josat.
The court decided to give Josat’s lawyers more time to prepare their defence documents.
The channel is charged with incitement against the regime, undermining the King’s dignity and the status of an official institution, and violating Article 22 of the Audiovisual Law.
In the Amwal Invest hearing, the court decided to give Wisam Maraqa and Fadi Hashem, who are listed along with several other defendants on the charge sheet but were not arrested, 10 days to appear in court.
The Anti-Corruption Commission has accused the defendants in the case of financial violations that caused around JD60 million in losses to shareholders.
The court also continued to hear testimony from prosecution witnesses in the case against former Jordan Phosphate Mines Company chairman Walid Kurdi.
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.
Audiovisual Commission Director General Amjad Qadi on Saturday denied media reports that the commission was responsible for suspending the transmission of the Josat TV channel on Thursday, faulting the press for not verifying these claims.
Audiovisual Commission Director General Amjad Qadi and Maen Anaswah, an employee at the commission, testified before the Amman Criminal Court on Wednesday in the Josat satellite channel case.
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