• Jamal Haddad

Plaintiffs
(Pan Arab Web Awards)
Country
Jordan
Platform
Website
Date of publication
2020-12-22
Case status
Pending appeal or objection

Case summary

The prosecutor for the State Security Court ordered the arrest of Jamal Haddad for publishing a news article questioning whether government officials had received the COVID-19 vaccine before the general public. The government charged Haddad under the Anti-Terrorism Law. He was released on bail on December 29, 2020, following increased protests led by local journalists.

About the complaint

Detained?
Yes
Detention length (days)
5

Case details

القضاة
  • – – - State Security Court - Amman

Timeline

  1. publication
    2020-12-22
  2. detention
    2020-12-24
  3. release
    2020-12-29