Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Jordan, January 16, 1998-April 15, 1998

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Jordan, January 16, 1998-April 15, 1998

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1998

Jan. 26: The Supreme Court revoked the press law, passed in May 1997, that increased newspapers' minimum capital, calling it unconstitutional. [1/27 FT]

Feb. 10: The interior minister, Nadhir Rashid, banned pro-Iraq rallies. [2/11 FBIS, 2/14 NYT]

Feb. 13: Riot police dispersed hundreds of demonstrators in Amman at a pro-Iraq rally and arrested at least 80 people. [2/14 NYT]

Feb. 19: The Jordan Times reported that at the University of Jordan, an estimated 400 students held a demonstration in support of Iraq, burning US and Israeli flags. [2/23 FBIS]

Feb. 20: In Ma`an, demonstrators participating in a pro-Iraq rally clashed with police, leaving one youth dead. [2/26 FBIS]

Feb. 21: Paris Radio Monte Carlo reported that, in Ma`an, hundreds of people attended the funeral for the youth killed when police dispersed a pro-Iraq demonstration, and that several confrontations with the police occured, leaving 23 people injured. In response to the demonstrations, authorities cut telephone and electrical lines to the town and dispatched the Jordanian army. [2/26 FBIS]

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