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Press association, CDFJ criticise detention of journalists

By JT - Nov 16,2015 - Last updated at Nov 16,2015

AMMAN — The Jordan Press Association (JPA) council has expressed its rejection of the detention of Dhaigham Khreisat, publisher of Al Hayat newspaper and website, Diyaa Khreisat, its chief editor, and Ramez Abu Yousef, its managing editor, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported on Monday. The JPA council demanded releasing them in accordance with the Press and Publications Law that does not allow detention for a publication case.

The publisher, chief editor and managing editor were detained by Amman’s prosecutor general after the director of the Legislation and Opinion Bureau, Nufan Ajarmeh, filed a complaint against them. The Centre for Defending the Freedom of Journalists also criticised the detention in a statement released Monday. Lawyers from its legal assistance unit for media professionals, “Milad”, will defend the three journalists in court.

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