Jordan’s Prince Hamzah, accused of plotting against “the security and stability” of the kingdom, disappeared from the local press on Wednesday following a prosecutor’s order banning covering the kingdom’s worst crisis in decades.
Gone are the reports of a “perverse plot” to overthrow King Abdullah II, and in the streets, Jordanians have expressed their relief.
“When the crisis erupted on Saturday, there was no one in the streets. People were scared, ”said Shady, 41, owner of a clothing store in Amman. “But thank God this was resolved in the royal palace.
Amman prosecutor Hassan al-Abdallat on Tuesday banned the publication of any information on the alleged plot that would involve Prince Hamzah, the king’s half-brother, in order to keep the investigation secret.
The government had accused Prince Hamzah – a former crown prince who was dismissed as heir to the throne in 2004 – of being involved in a plot to “destabilize the security of the kingdom” and had arrested at least 16 people.