World Bulletin / News Desk
Three Jordanian prisoners have staged a hunger strike in protest at their detention for possessing a four-fingered salute commemorating the killing of thousands of supporters of Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi.
"We have made ten requests to release the detainees on bail, but Jordanian authorities refuse," lawyer Abdel-Qadir al-Khatib told Anadolu Agency on Monday.
The three Jordanians were arrested in September for possessing the Rabia sign in memory of the pro-Morsi demonstrators killed when security forces violently dispersed their protest camps in mid-August.
They were charged of committing "unlicensed" acts and harming relations with a sister country.
"The three prisoners staged a hunger a strike over refusal of authorities to set them free," al-Khatib said.
Jordan was among the first Arab countries to welcome the July 3 overthrow of Morsi, Egypt's first civilian president, by the military following mass protests against his presidency.Last Mod: 24 Aralık 2013, 11:18