Jordan’s Ugly Crackdown

Published August 5th, 2020 - 08:27 GMT
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Striking teachers are pushed back by police in Sep 2019 (AFP/FILE)
On July 25th, Nasser al-Nawasra was stopped by three police SUVs while driving in northern Jordan. According to his family, officers then “surrounded his car, and put a black plastic bag on his head and arrested him.”  Al-Nawasara was the deputy head of the Jordan Teacher Syndicate (JTS), the country’s independent union for public and private school teachers. Around the same time he was arrested, 12 other members of the union’s committee were detained while all 11 branches of the

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