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Jordan’s former crown prince, others reportedly arrested over alleged coup plot

Jordan's Prince Hamzah bin Hussein. (Abd Alrahman Wreikat / Wikipedia)
Jordan's Prince Hamzah bin Hussein. (Abd Alrahman Wreikat / Wikipedia)

Jordan’s former crown prince and close to 20 other people have reportedly been arrested for allegedly plotting a coup against Jordanian King Abdullah II.

Quoting an unnamed Middle Eastern intelligence official, the Washington Post says Prince Hamzah bin Hussein was put under restrictions at his Amman palace as the “threat to the country’s stability” is investigated.

The royal was crown prince from 1999 to 2004, when Abdullah revoked the title and instead gave it to his son Hussein.

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