Jordan's interior minister resigns and police chiefs dismissed
AMMANMay 18, 2015 - 12:00 am GMT+3
May 18, 2015 12:00 am
King Abdullah accepted the resignation of Jordan's interior minister and the government dismissed the chief of police over the mishandling of a crackdown in the south of the country and abuses in prisons, officials said on Sunday.
One official said a heavy-handed police crackdown in the southern tribal city of Maan and torture of a detainee during interrogation that led to his death, were behind the dismissals.
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