Jordan gag on teachers’ dispute signals rising ‘repression’: HRW

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Tue, 2020-08-18 09:26

AMMAN: Jordan has resorted to extraordinary measures to limit media coverage of its closure of the opposition-led teachers’ union, reflecting a wider “slide into repression,” Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.
Authorities closed the Teachers’ Syndicate and arrested its leaders on July 25 after it led a campaign for higher pay in the deeply indebted kingdom whose economy is reeling from the coronavirus pandemic.

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