Jordan’s king restricts ‘delusional’ Prince Hamzah’s movement, communications

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Jordan’s King Abdullah issued a decree Thursday limiting the motion, place of residence and communications of his half-brother Prince Hamzah.

The king issued the royal decree after approving a suggestion submitted to him on December 23 by a council fashioned below the Royal Household Regulation, state information company Petra reported.

The king defined his determination, saying that when Prince Hamzah’s actions of “sedition” emerged, he determined to deal with the matter inside the household within the hope that Prince Hamzah “would come to his senses.”

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“Nevertheless, after a 12 months and a half, he [failed] to take action… and I [unfortunately] realized that he is not going to change his methods,” King Abdullah stated in a letter. “I spotted he [suffers from] a delusion the place he sees himself because the guardian of our Hashemite legacy and the place he believes that [he is the victim] of a scientific marketing campaign [launched against him] by our establishments.”

The king additionally famous that Prince Hamzah’s remarks and actions “mirrored his denial of the fact he lives” and confirmed that he rejects to bear duty for his actions.

In April 2021, Jordan’s Deputy Prime Minister Ayman Safadi stated Prince Hamzah had tried to mobilize native officers for actions meant to hurt Jordan’s safety.

Prince Hamzah apologized in March in a letter to the king over the try, saying he bears the duty for any errors made towards the king and the nation and for the results of his actions which pertain to “sedition.”

“My brother, Hamzah, continues to disregard all of the information and conclusive proof,” the king additionally stated, including that Prince Hamzah manipulated information “to again his pretend account” of occasions.

“Sadly, my brother really believes his claims,” he added.

King Abdullah additionally described Prince Hamzah’s actions as “irresponsible” actions that purpose to sow unrest, noting that though Prince Hamzah had pledged to stop these actions, he quickly “returned to the trail he’s adopted for years.”

“He places his pursuits above the nation’s pursuits… and performs the function of the sufferer.”

The king revealed that he had been affected person and tolerant for years within the hope that Prince Hamzah would in the future “mature” and contribute to serving the folks of Jordan and defending the nation and its pursuits.

Prince Hamzah continued to suspect everybody round him whereas justifying his lack of ability to serve the nation by claiming he was “focused,” King Abdullah stated.

The king additionally revealed that he acquired complaints from military commanders and troopers saying that Prince Hamzah arrogantly handled them and that he tried to “elevate doubts concerning the professionalism of the Armed Forces.”

Acknowledging that he’s well-aware of the nation’s challenges, King Abdullah stated he welcomes constructive criticism. However, “these challenges can’t be resolved by actions that try to take advantage of the financial circumstances to unfold despair.”

Commenting on Prince Hamzah’s absence in the course of the funeral of their uncle, Prince Mohammed bin Talal, in April, King Abdullah stated Prince Hamzah refused to attend the funeral to “strengthen the concept he’s the sufferer.”

The king additionally stated that Prince Hamzah ignored the recommendation of members of the royal household to amend his methods, including {that a} personal letter that Prince Hamzah despatched him on January 15 “misrepresented information… and ignored every part that doesn’t harmonize together with his model of occasions.”

“He ignored what has been uncovered about his suspicious relations and communications with Bassem Awadallah in addition to Hassan bin Zaid who sought help from overseas embassies to inquire about the potential for supporting him in case a change in governance occurs,” the king stated, including that Prince Hamzah was well-aware of bin Zaid’s actions.

Awadallah, who as soon as served as a prime adviser to the king, and bin Zaid, a member of the royal household, have been discovered responsible of sedition and incitement in July 2021 and sentenced to fifteen years in jail.

After Prince Hamzah despatched him the letter in January, the king additionally defined that he responded to the letter and later met with him to current “a roadmap to rebuild belief.”

“I used to be optimistic when he determined to acknowledge what he has completed, and he despatched me a letter [in March] apologizing to the nation and me.”

Nevertheless, it was solely weeks earlier than Prince Hamzah “proved his ailing intentions, as he went again to taking part in the function of the sufferer,” the king stated, including that Prince Hamzah didn’t go away his residence for a complete month and issued a press release relinquishing his royal title though he’s well-aware that granting and relinquishing titles is the king’s jurisdiction.

Prince Hamzah additionally despatched a non-public letter to the king asking him to permit him to maintain the “monetary and logistical privileges” of his title in the course of the subsequent part.

The king famous that he wouldn’t permit anybody – not even his brother – to place his pursuits above the nation’s pursuits.

“Therefore, I’ve determined to approve the council’s suggestion,” he stated, including that he had been affected person about approving it as a result of he needed to present Prince Hamzah an opportunity to evaluate his actions.

“Contemplating his harmful habits, I cannot be shocked if he points abusive statements. Nevertheless, we is not going to waste time to answer him as I [firmly believe] he’ll proceed to [act upon] his deceptive [version of events] for the remainder of his life.”

“Prince Hamzah will stay in his palace in accordance with the council’s determination and to be able to assure that he is not going to repeat his irresponsible actions – actions which shall be handled shall he repeats them,” the king added.

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