Amman, Apr 4 : The former crown prince of Jordan Hamzah bin Hussein was on Saturday put under house arrest as part of a crackdown on the governments’ critics.
The BBC released a video of the prince which was passed by the prince’s lawyer, Prince Hamzah bin Hussein, the half-brother of King Abdullah, has accused the country’s leaders of corruption, incompetence and harassment.
The prince’s arrest comes after a number of high-level people were detained, which is a rare phenomenon in Jordan, for being linked to an alleged coup plot.
However, the military denied that Prince Hamzah has been put under house arrest. But at the same time it said that he had earlier been ordered to stop his actions which they alleged could be used to target the country’s “security and stability”.
Apparently, the move comes after the prince visited tribal leaders where he is said to have garnered some support.
Through the video Prince Hamzah denied any wrongdoing and said he was not part of any conspiracy.
Countries like Egypt, the US and the Saudi Arabia have expressed support for King Abdullah.