Jordanian Women Demand Release of Political Prisoners

Published July 4th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Around 30 Jordanian women on Monday held a demonstration in the town of Salt, some 35 kilometers west of the capital demanding the release of "political prisoners", witnesses said.  

"Around 30 or 40 women staged a sit-in outside the cultural center in downtown Salt and held up placards demanding the release of political prisoners," one witness said.  

Another resident said the women were protesting the recent arrest of 11 men in Salt who are being investigated by the authorities in different cases concerning security issues.  

Jordanian authorities have repeatedly said that the country is not holding any political prisoners - AMMAN (AFP)  



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