The crackdown comes at a time when Jordanian activists started protests over economic conditions in 2018 but fizzled out into 2019. That has been a recurring theme in 2019.
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Jordanian authorities have increasingly targeted political and anti-corruption activists on charges that violate the right to free expression.
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