Jordan detains poet for “religious crime”


This is from today‘s article by my friend and journalist Suha Ma’ayeh.

A Jordanian poet, whose writings have drawn the ire of the country’s religious establishment over the interpretation of Quranic verses cited in his book, was detained by the general prosecutor for two weeks on charges of defaming and insulting religion.

An editor at the daily newspaper Arab Elyawm, where Mr Samhan works, said the paper had terminated his contract. 

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