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11 Jan 2021

Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor

Jordan: Repeated crack down on teachers violates freedom of peaceful assembly

The Jordanian security services have  dispraised a joint sit-in by teachers and politicians that took place in front of the parliament headquarters in the capital, Amman. Our field team confirmed that the security forces arrested many of the participants, including the Deputy Head of the Teachers’ Syndicate, Nasser Al-Nawasrah, and the Deputy Secretary-General of the Partnership and Rescue Party, Salem Al-Falahat, before releasing them later.

last Sunday, January 3, Euro-Med’s field team said the Jordanian security prevented teachers from gathering to protest against a decision to forcibly make them retire or suspend them. This reflects a systematic policy of targeting the teachers’ movement and putting down any peaceful protest in a way that violates the Kingdom's domestic and international obligations.