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Former Al Ghad columnist released on bail

By JT - Sep 03,2015 - Last updated at Sep 03,2015

AMMAN — The State Security Court (SSC) on Thursday released on bail former Al Ghad columnist Jihad Muheisen, who was detained in July over a post he published on Facebook, according to media sources.

The sources told The Jordan Times that Muheisen will stand trial starting next Monday. In mid-July, the SSC decided to detain Muheisen. He was arrested at Queen Alia International Airport upon his arrival from Lebanon.

The former columnist, who was detained in Balqa prison, is facing charges of undermining the regime and lèse majesté.

Al Ghad daily terminated his contract in June after he published a Facebook post in which he said he would become a Shiite and criticised the democratic process in Jordan.

The Political and Parliamentary Affairs Ministry, where Muheisen worked as an adviser, also terminated his contract. 



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