JORDAN: MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDER OF AND AGENT
December 11, 2020:
The State Security Court (SSC) on 2 December 2020 sentenced a man to death by hanging for the murder of an Anti-Narcotics Department (AND) agent in 2017. (Sources: The Jordan Times, 02/12/2020; Gulf News, 04/12/2020)
The decision was announced during an open session headed by three military judges, in the presence of the State Security Prosecutor.
Sgt. Mohammad Salameh Saqarat was part of a force that raided a public garden in Zawahreh neighbourhood in Zarqa, around 22 km northeast of Amman, when he was shot and killed by the drug dealer, who fled the area.
The SSC also sentenced 10 other defendants to short-term hard labour between 10 to 15 years. Meanwhile, three others were proven innocent.