The latest developments in the "Zarqa Crime" in Jordan after the arrest of those involved

The Public Prosecutor of the Jordanian Grand Criminal Court charged those involved in the amputation of the hands of a 16-year-old Jordanian boy, who had slit his eyes, last Tuesday for revenge on his father in Zarqa Governorate, northeast of Amman, in a crime that shocked the kingdom.

The incident, which caused a shock in Jordan, occurred last Tuesday when they kidnapped the 16-year-old boy in the Zarqa Governorate (23 km northeast of Amman), and they amputated his hands and gouged his eyes with sharp tools, in revenge against his currently imprisoned father.

The Jordanian security services had stated that they had arrested the main person involved in the assault on the boy, in addition to five persons whose participation in the investigation proved their participation in the attack.

The official Jordanian News Agency (Petra) reported on Friday that "The Public Prosecutor of the Grand Criminal Court, Judge Abdul-Ilah Al-Assaf, arrested all defendants on Friday for the crime of Zarqa, for 15 days in a correction and rehabilitation center," without specifying their number.

The agency stated that "the public prosecutor has assigned to all the accused the felony of attempted joint murder, causing permanent disability jointly, joint kidnapping, and other crimes."

The agency indicated that "all those involved in the case attended Friday to appear before the public prosecutor, and investigations are still underway to determine all the circumstances of the incident."

The Jordanian monarch, King Abdullah II, ordered the boy to be treated and rehabilitated in Al-Hussein Medical City in Amman, and he was assured of his health by phone, while Queen Rania Al-Abdullah described the incident as "an ugly crime in all its details."

The Jordanian Prime Minister, Bishr Al-Khasawneh, who visited the boy in the hospital on Wednesday to check on his health, affirmed that "dealing with this crime and its perpetrators will be firmly and within the framework of the rule of law."

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