Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – A Jordanian security source confirmed, to CNN, that Bassem Awadallah, an American citizen of Jordanian origin, “convicted on charges of inciting sedition in Jordan,” is in good health, and described the allegations about his 3-day hunger strike. Weeks with “inaccurate”.
The source said that Bassem Awad Allah was transferred to the hospital on the recommendation of the medical team, and was later discharged after receiving the necessary treatment, according to the regulations of the Rehabilitation and Correction Centers Administration, which stipulate the transfer of detainees who need medical care to the hospital.
He added that Awadallah is in good condition and drinks fluids regularly.
The Jordanian source added that these procedures from the Rehabilitation and Correction Centers Department do not require notification of the concerned embassy if the detainee has dual citizenship, as Awadallah is Jordanian first and foremost, however, as a holder of American citizenship, the law allows Awadallah the right to Interview with the American consul who visited him today, Monday.
It is noteworthy that Basem Awad Allah was arrested, in April 2021, and sentenced to 15 years in prison on charges of “incitement against the state and stirring up sedition” in connection with an attempt that the Jordanian authorities allege that Prince Hamzah bin Al Hussein, the half-brother of the Jordanian monarch, led it to “destabilize” the kingdom. Awadallah’s representatives described the accusations as “fabricated”, and Prince Hamzah denied the allegations.
Awadallah also served as an advisor to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Shortly after his arrest, CNN reported at the time that Saudi Arabia sent a delegation to Jordan, headed by Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan.
The Saudi and Jordanian governments denied that the meeting was related to Awadallah’s arrest.
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