Prince Jordan, who feuded with the king, is not yet free

Amman, Jordan (AP) —The mother claims that the Jordanian prince, who was under house arrest by his half-brother Abdullah II in the spring, is not yet free, giving new attention to the scandal that exposed the normally protected royal family. I collected it. Rare public surveillance from family members.

A rift between Abdullah and Prince Hamza broke out in April, claiming that the king had locked up a popular young royal family in his home and colluded with others to destabilize the kingdom. Hamza denied the claim and claimed the highest level of corruption.

Hamza hasn’t been seen in public for months. The king said the matter was being dealt with by his family and Hamza was taking care of him. Separately, Hamza’s alleged conspirators (former court chief and distant relatives of the king) were convicted of incitement by the Jordanian State Security Court this summer and were each sentenced to 15 years in prison. Was sentenced.

At the end of Wednesday, Hamza’s mother and former queen, Noor, made an unusual public comment on the scandal in a tweet commemorating her granddaughter Zayn’s birthday. “Inshaler, her father can be released as soon as possible and provide her and all her family with a natural, hopeful and uplifting real Jordanian upbringing,” writes Noor.

She did not provide details about Hamza’s situation.

Noor was the fourth wife of the late King Hussein, Abdullah’s father. She has lived outside Jordan, primarily in the United States, for many years. She briefly commented on the detention of her son in spring.

There was no immediate comment from the royal palace on Thursday.

Hamza’s role in the royal rift was at the heart of the clashing story. He is either a popular Jordanian champion who suffers from economic mismanagement and corruption, or a disgruntled royal family who never forgave Abdullah for taking the title of Crown Prince in 2004.

The scandal provided a glimpse into the internal workings of Jordan’s ruling family. Criticism of the king and his family is considered the “red line” in public discourse that the Jordanians must not cross.