The Jordanian authorities arrested the activist, Ayman Saqaallah Al-Fanatsa, while leaving Al-Sharari’s office yesterday.
Al-Fanatasa works as a teacher, and he also campaigns on the case of Majid Al-Sharari, who was arrested by the Jordanian authorities about two weeks ago for organising peaceful sit-ins against the hike in fuel prices.
The security services transferred Al-Fanatasa, to the capital, Amman, without revealing the reasons for his arrest or his place of detention.
Al-Fanatasa is a main figure in the truck and transportation strikes in Maan, as well as the campaign to release Al-Sharari.
Protests against a government decision to raise fuel prices have erupted across Jordan, especially with the difficult economic crisis and the increase in unemployment and poverty rates.
The CIVICUS Monitor report, a global research index that ranks and tracks basic freedoms in 197 countries and territories, has lowered Jordan’s raking from “obstructive” to “oppressive.”