4 Apr 2021

Former Jordanian Crown Prince ‘under house arrest’

Jordan’s former Crown Prince says he has been put under house arrest – as part of a wider crackdown on critics of the country’s leadership.

Jordan’s Deputy Prime Minister said they had foiled a “malicious plot” – as Prince Hamzah bin Hussein was accused of carrying out actions which targeted Jordan’s “stability and security”.

He denied being part of a foreign conspiracy and his mother Queen Noor described the allegations as a wicked slander.