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  Tamuz 15, 5771 , 17/07/11

Jordan Under Fire for Bloody Violence against Journalists

Violent Jordan police beat up journalists covering a protest and may have inadvertently paved the way for a hot “Arab Spring” summer.

Authorities detained four policemen, charged with causing severe injuries to reporters covering Friday's Islamic-led protests against the kingdom, which has promised but not yet carried out wide-ranging reforms. Five journalists were hospitalized.

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