Who is Hamzah bin Hussein? Hamzah bin Hussein Bio/Wiki
Prince Hamzah bin Hussein is the elder son of Jordanian King Hussein and his fourth wife, Queen Noor, who was born in the United States. He was born on born 29 March 1980 in Amman, Jordan.
In 1999, he was elected Crown Prince of Jordan, a title he held until King Abdullah II, his half-brother, revoked it in 2004. Hamzah was appointed by Queen Noor and King Hussein after Hamza ibn ‘Abd al-Muttalib, according to her autobiography.
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He is 41 years old.
On August 29, 2003, Prince Hamzah married Princess Noor bint Asem bin Nayef at Al Baraka Palace in Amman.
The formal wedding took place on May 27, 2004. On September 9, 2009, Prince Hamzah and Princess Noor divorced. Princess Haya bint Hamzah was the couple’s only child.
Later Prince Hamzah married Basmah Bani Ahmad on January 12, 2012.
Hamzah bin Hussein Is In House Arrest Full Details
Prince Hamzah was put under house arrest as part of a crackdown on opponents, according to a video released by the BBC on April 3, 2021.
According to reports, the video was sent to the BBC by Prince Hamzah’s counsel. It did say, however, that he had been directed to cease acts that could be used to undermine Jordan’s “security and stability.”
The change appears to be the result of the prince’s visit to tribal leaders, during which he is said to have gained some support.
Prince Hamzah has denied any wrongdoing and has confirmed that he was not a part of any plot.
Regional forces such as Egypt and Saudi Arabia have expressed their support for King Abdullah. The US, which is supporting Jordan in its fight against the Islamic State (IS), described the monarch as a “primary partner” who has its full support.
Jordan has few natural resources, and the Covid-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on its economy. It has also taken in significant numbers of refugees fleeing Syria’s civil war.
Is Hamzah bin Hussein Say Anything?
He claims in a video taken on Saturday that the chief of the general staff told him he couldn’t go out or speak with people because of criticisms of the government or the king expressed at meetings where he was present.
He believes he was not the one who made the critiques. He said, “I am not the person responsible for the breakdown in governance, the corruption and for the incompetence that has been prevalent in our governing structure for the last 15 to 20 years and has been getting worse… And I am not responsible for the lack of faith people have in their institutions.
“It has reached a point where no-one is able to speak or express opinion on anything without being bullied, arrested, harassed and threatened.”
Jordanian journalist Rana Sweis told the BBC that strains within the royal household had been evident for some time. She said, “The former crown prince is also seen as popular. He has a very candid resemblance to his father, King Hussein, and he is also very popular with the local tribes,”
He states that all of his workers have been arrested, that he and his family have been put under house arrest in Amman’s al-Salaam Palace, and that his communications have been disrupted.
He portrays a country gripped by terror in the video, which was transferred to the BBC, where anyone who criticizes the government risks being arrested by the secret police.
Jordan’s Prince Hamzah bin Hussein ‘under house arrest’
Hamzah said he had been informed he was being punished for taking in part in meetings in which the king had been criticized, though he said he was not accused of joining in the criticism.#JordanCoup pic.twitter.com/HntTVq0Yqe
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