Jordan Reporter Detained for Allegedly Violating Gag Order

July 10, 2015 4:15 PM

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A senior Jordanian editor says a journalist at his state-run Al-Rai newspaper was ordered held for 15 days after he allegedly broke a ban on writing about a foiled terror plot.

Deputy editor-in-chief Khalil Shobaki said Friday his paper and the Jordanian journalists' association demanded the immediate release of Ghazi Mrayat and received government assurances he would be freed soon.

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