CAIRO, April 3 – RIA Novosti. Security forces have detained ex-Jordanian King Bassem Awadallah, the head of the Chancellery, and several other officials, Petra reported on Saturday.
“After intensive surveillance by security forces, Al-Sharif ibn Zeid, Bassem Awadallah and other citizens were detained for security-related reasons,” the agency said. Al-Sharif ibn Zeid was previously the special envoy of King Abdullah II to Saudi Arabia.
An investigation is underway regarding the detainees. What they are suspected of, the agency did not specify.
At the same time, the agency denied, with reference to an informed source, the reports that Prince Hamza ibn Hussein was among the detainees. “The prince has not been detained or under house arrest,” the agency said.