Murder of Jordanian Youngster in Prison Sparks Crisis
The family of a Jordanian adolescent accused the police of beating their son to death at a prison in the Ajloun northern city where he was detained, according to a report by the BBC radio Monday.
The report said that Amjad Smadi, 17, was murdered on Thursday in his cell, and an initial report by the Criminal Investigation Department said the juvenile was strangled to death, but there were no signs of beating on his body.
However, the family demanded that another autopsy be done, and threatened that they would continue with the silent marches which they have staged for the last few days though the streets of the city in protest of the hush-up on the part of the authorities over the facts of the case.
According to the BBC, the police denied any connection between the prison wardens and the death of Amjad.
The report quoted Minister of Information Taleb Rifai’ as saying the chief of the Public Security Department has formed an investigation committee and promised to take action if the Smadis’ allegations turn out to be true – Albawaba.com
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