Jordan Puts Shiites On Trial In Unprecedented Case

August 23, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: MSNBC

Wire Service: AP

A Jordanian judicial official says six Shiite Muslims have been put on trial before a military court for promoting Shiite ideology and instigating religious sectarianism in this Sunni majority country.

The official said Sunday that the closed-door trial that started last week was the first of its kind in Jordan. He said the six men pleaded not guilty but would not provide additional details.