Jordan releases No. 2 Muslim Brotherhood figure from prison amid divisions in opposition group

January 4, 2016 5:30 AM

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AMMAN, Jordan – A Muslim Brotherhood spokesman says Jordan has released the No. 2 figure in the opposition group after he served two-thirds of an 18-month prison term for criticizing the United Arab Emirates, an ally of the kingdom.

Zaki Bani Ersheid's release comes at a time of growing divisions in the Jordanian branch of the pan-Arab Brotherhood, weakening its long-time role as the main political opposition.

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