Jordanian authorities shut down Muslim Brotherhood-linked TV station

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Jordanian authorities shut down Muslim Brotherhood-linked TV station
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This shutdown comes amid a sweeping crackdown on pro-Palestinian activism in Jordan that has seen hundreds of people arbitrarily detained by security forces since 7 October.

According to Amnesty International, Jordanian authorities have arrested at least 1,500 people since October, with 500 detained since March following huge protests outside the Israeli embassy in Amman.

Video footage of the protests revealed Jordanian police violently dispersing demonstrators using batons and tear gas.

According to the detainees' lawyers, dozens remain in pre-trial detention, with at least 21 held in illegal administrative detention, despite the public prosecutor allowing their release.

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