Middle East Jordan using new antiterror law to stifle dissent, democracy activists say

Since September, dozens of political activists have been detained as Jordan, noting Islamic State gains in Iraq and Syria, widens a crackdown on suspected IS supporters and members.

By , Correspondent

Jacquelyn Martin/AP

Three years ago, Rani Zawahreh was at the forefront of Jordan’s Arab Spring-inspired pro-democracy movement, leading weekly protests demanding an end to corruption and far-reaching political reforms curbing King Abdullah’s powers.