Jordan Teachers Association Shuttered For Two Years

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Amman Prosecutor General Hassan Abdallat Saturday ordered a two-year closure of the Teachers Association and its branches and workplaces, and the suspension of the syndicate’s council and central fee members over prison costs.

He additionally issued summons in opposition to the defendants (members of the Syndicate’s Council) for his or her referral to the “competent” public prosecutor for questioning on prison and corruption costs.

The Attorney General stated at the moment that the choice was primarily based on the Public Prosecution’s consideration of three pending prison circumstances that the association’s council faces.

These embody monetary violations introduced earlier than the Integrity and Anti-Corruption Commission Prosecutor General, a case with the Amman Prosecutor associated to “inflammatory measures” introduced by the syndicate’s council and circulated on social media, and a case earlier than the Amman Prosecutor about movies posted on social media by the association’s deputy head.

“Based on these charges, the general prosecutors decided to issue summons against the defendants, members of the syndicate’s council, so that they can be referred to the Prosecutor General to interrogate them on the charges brought against them,” Abdallat stated.

He additionally determined to ask the Education Minister in writing to proceed with authorized motion to kind an interim panel to hold out the syndicate’s administrative and monetary duties.

The prosecutor additionally issued a gag order on investigations into the case, barring any postings, publications or feedback in all media shops and social media platforms, aside from the approved official entity.