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King telephones young girl convicted of lese majeste

By JT - Apr 14,2021 - Last updated at Apr 14,2021

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Wednesday telephoned a young girl who received a one-year imprisonment term for lese majeste after she said: “My father is better than the king”.

On her Facebook page, Athar Dabbas expressed pride in receiving a call from “His Majesty the father, the leader and the King who brought me justice” and told me: ‘Keep the morale high and you are a sister to me’,” according to social media outlets.

“I feel proud of His Majesty as a father to every Jordanian man and woman,” Dabbas said.

“And you are our father, our leader and a crown over our heads…” she added.


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