Amnesty report criticizes Jordan for human rights violations

And for 12,000 Syrians stuck at the border

23 March, 16:33

    (ANSAmed) - AMMAN, MARCH 23 - Amnesty International on Wednesday cited human rights violations by Jordan including not enabling Syrian refugees to get healthcare, mistreatment of detainees and repression of press freedoms. The statement added that Amman has denied entrance to over 12,000 Syrian refugees stuck in a desert area near the border with Jordan, who fled the Syrian conflict and are currently in dire conditions. On the issue of freedom of expression, Amnesty International said that journalists are often arrested and put on trial for criticizing the authorities. The organization added that the Jordanian authorities had restricted freedom of expression and association, using laws that criminalize protests and other forms of peaceful expression. Dozens of journalists and activists have been arrested. Amnesty International underscored that those in charge of border control do not allow Palestinian authorities to enter Jordan. (ANSAmed).

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