Jordan’s top prison official and at least six other police officers were taken hostage Wednesday by rioting prisoners demanding that two convicted al-Qaida killers be transferred to their penitentiary, an official said. The riots at Juweideh prison broke out when prisoners demanded that at least two inmates, including the al-Qaida-linked killer of an American diplomat, be transferred from the Swaqa prison to theirs, said Maj. Bashir Da’aja, spokesman for the Public Security Department. Full Story
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