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Court hears from prosecution witnesses in Hattar murder trial

By JT - Oct 26,2016 - Last updated at Oct 26,2016

AMMAN — The State Security Court (SSC) on Wednesday listened to statements from prosecution witnesses in the trial for the murder of Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

The hearing was adjourned for the next week. The main defendant in the case was charged with four crimes: committing terrorist acts that led to the death of a person, conducting terrorist acts that could lead to turmoil, premeditated murder and possessing an unlicensed weapon.

The second and the third defendants were charged with participating in a terrorist act. Hattar, facing trial for sharing a caricature that was considered insulting to religious beliefs, was on his way to attend a hearing when he was shot dead in front of the courthouse in late September. 



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