After a month-long arrest, the Jordanian authorities released the members of the Jordanian Teachers Syndicate Council, but experts see the move as a legal entitlement, and not a comprehensive solution to the teachers ’crisis, many of whose files are still pending between the government and the union.
The move to release the Syndicate Council paves the way for dialogue sessions between the Jordanian government and the Teachers Syndicate Council to reach solutions that satisfy both parties, and the interests of students to return to their classrooms after a 6-month break due to the spread of the Coronavirus in the Kingdom prevail.
The release of the teachers' union council members came two days before the return of the teaching staff, including teachers and administrators, to their schools on Tuesday, in preparation for the start of the new academic year 2021/2020.
Nasser Al-Nawasrah after his release: We are as we are, but more and stronger
Posted by Irbid News on Sunday, 23 August 2020
The teachers' union lawyer, Bassam Freihat, told Al-Jazeera Net that the judiciary had issued a decision to release the 13 members of the Teachers Syndicate Council who were arrested a month ago, in implementation of the laws and legislations.
Fraihat added that the ruling in Article 114 of the Code of Criminal Procedure is clear and unambiguous, and its summary is that “the period of arrest of any person assigned to him with an act punishable by imprisonment for a period exceeding two years in any case may not exceed one month counted from the first day he was arrested. Whether it is the prosecutor or the judge. "
Accordingly, in this case, any person who was arrested on July 25, 2020, must be released and released on August 23, 2020, which is what happened today by a judicial decision.
He pointed out that the released persons will return to a session next Tuesday, and we will submit payments that will cancel the case from its origin, and return to all the procedures that have become against the union and the Council.
Fraihat explained that "what the past few days have witnessed in terms of assault on teachers, and its transgression to female teachers, the liberties of society and its mothers, is a dangerous slide that makes the perpetrator fall into a tents that require the people of the solution and the decade and the wise people of the homeland and its elders - and on top of them is His Majesty King Abdullah II, descendant of the Hashemites, whom people are accustomed to. Aid to the truth, and relief and relief to the oppressed - to intervene and end this scene which is strange to our morals and customs. "
The only way is dialogue.
In turn, political analyst Hassan Al-Barari told Al-Jazeera Net that the release of the Teachers Syndicate Council is an important step on the road to resolving the crisis, and the only way for the government and teachers is to sit at the dialogue table on the basis of neither a winner nor a loser, and the rule of take and demand, and everyone is now required. To make concessions in the public interest.
Al-Barari added to Al-Jazeera Net that the teachers ’failure to return to their classrooms and entering into a new strike will exacerbate the crisis, and the government's intransigence in dealing with teachers will also exacerbate the problem, and here the interests of students and parents will be greatly damaged.
Al-Barari ruled out that the Syndicate Council would resign and go to early elections in the Teachers ’Syndicate, stressing that the broad base of teachers supports and adheres to the Syndicate Council, and“ I do not think that there is a revolution within the body of the Syndicate that could topple the Council, and then go to early elections. ”
The release of the Teachers Syndicate Council, after an arbitrary arrest that lasted a month, does not record any achievement of the government, as much as it reminds us of its assault on rights and freedoms, which is a deficient measure, and it is required to cancel all measures taken against the union and prisoners of opinion, and to apologize to the country for all this harm. #With_country
- Basil Alrafaih (@basilrafayeh) August 23, 2020
He believed that "the government may not continue to demonize the Teachers Syndicate Council and accuse them of (brotherhood), as belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood is not a charge punishable by Jordanian laws."
Last weekend, there was a meeting that took place at the request of the government, which brought together the Jordanian Minister of Interior, Salama Hammad, the General Observer of the Muslim Brotherhood, Abdul Hamid Al-Thunaibat, the Islamic leader Hamza Mansour, and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the National Center for Human Rights, Erhail Gharaibeh, to discuss ways out of the crisis.
During the meeting, the Brotherhood’s General Observer presented an initiative to solve the crisis based on the need for the government to return to the measures taken against the union and its council, and then dialogue between teachers and the government about their demands.
However, during the meeting, the government only offered a step to release the members of the Syndicate Council, without discussing solutions to the crisis.
Greetings to the free people who remained steadfast in defense of the dignity of the teacher. And greetings to everyone who today stood in support and support for them and the Syndicate throughout the Kingdom, and
because the release of the detainees was not a recognition by the government of the legitimacy of their demands. And within the law. This will only increase us insistence and steadfastness on our demands # with_the teacher # with_the Syndicate_Against
- Sajeda Ali (@sajedaqararah) August 23, 2020
The future of the solution
As for the future of the solution, the head of the Teachers ’Syndicate, Nasser Nawasrah, expressed it on his Facebook page after his release, saying,“ The most important one who believes that the solution to the teachers ’crisis stops upon the release of the members of the Syndicate Council. Early members of the central body and teachers' activists, and the release of detainees. "
After the members of the Syndicate Council were released, social media witnessed a great interaction with the event, so activist Basil Al-Rafaya tweeted the tag “#with_the teacher,” saying, “The release of the Teachers Syndicate Council after an arbitrary arrest that lasted a month does not record any achievement of the government as much as it reminds us of its assault on rights and freedoms. It is a deficient measure, and what is required is the abolition of all measures taken against the Syndicate and the prisoners of conscience, and an apology to the country for all this harm. "
As for the activist Sajida Al-Qarra'a, she commented on the hashtag “#with_the union_ against_the gang,” saying: “Greetings to the liberals who remained steadfast in defense of the dignity of the teacher, and greetings to everyone who today made a stand of support and support for them and the union throughout the Kingdom, and because the release of the detainees was not a government recognition of the legitimacy of their demands, but it is part of The law will only increase our persistence and steadfastness on our demands, #with_the teacher, #with_the union_ against_the gang.