Advocacy / Jordan

Jordan must stop the repression against human rights defenders and pro-Palestine activism

July 10, 2024

On July 5, 2024, the UN Human Rights Council met to adopt the outcome report for Jordan’s Universal Periodic Review. MENA Rights Group, Front Line Defenders and the Regional Coalition for Women Human Rights Defenders in MENA delivered a joint oral statement condemning the Jordanian government's repression of civic space in the context of the Gaza war.

Jordanian activist Ahmed al-Atoum’s mother dies while he serves his 10-year prison sentence in the UAE for Facebook posts

March 06, 2024

MENA Rights Group leads a coalition of human rights organisations in calling on UAE authorities to immediately release arbitrarily detained Jordanian activist Ahmed al-Atoum after his mother's sudden passing. While al-Atoum is serving a 10-year sentence for Facebook posts criticising Jordanian authorities, he did not get a chance to say goodbye to his mother, nor to grieve her death with his family.