As he continues his hunger strike for the 23rd day in a row, the Military State Security Court in Jordan rejected to release the political prisoner and the former mayor of Ma’an, Majed Al-Sharari, on a bail.
Family sources affirmed that Al-Sharari has been transferred to hospital more than once due to his difficult health situation after 23 days of hunger strike.
Al-Sharari refuses to attend court sessions, family visits or receive phone calls, the sources added.
His defense team submitted two bail requests last week, which were both rejected by the State Security Court.
The family held the Jordanian government responsible for his safety, as he suffers from several chronic diseases, including diabetes, high blood pressure, and atherosclerosis.
The Military State Security Court had earlier charged Al-Sharari of participating in unauthorised sit-ins, “undermining the political regime or inciting opposition to it” under Article (149) of the Penal Code and being involved in various acts associated with ‘terrorist activities’ that harm national resources.”
Al-Sharari was detained on December 18, 2022, while leaving the sit-in yard.
Jordan has recently witnessed large sit-ins in protest against fuel price increases that have caused the cost of living to rise.