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Roya TV's GM and News Director released on bail

Source Roya News
Sunday , 12 April 2020

The Public Prosecution of the State Security Court (SSC) in Amman has released Roya TV's General Manager Fares Sayegh and News Director Mohammad Alkhalidi on bail, on Sunday April 12, 2020. 

Sayegh and Alkhaldi were arrested on late Thursday, April 9, after a report was aired on Roya TV and published on Roya News website and social media pages.

Roya issued a statement reaffirming that "as part of Jordan’s media that is committed to a high level of professionalism and national responsibility," it supports the "efforts of the state in tackling all crises and voices its respect to the rule of law as well as the independence and justice of the judiciary.

The Board of Directors, headed by Mr. Michael Sayegh, [Fares's fater] voices its trust of the efforts exerted by the Jordanian state in protecting the homeland and citizens since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, under the leadership of His Majesty King Abdullah II."

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