Jordanians protest after writer shot dead
Almost 200 protesters gathered in front of the Prime Ministry in Amman on Monday, speaking out against violence and extremism after a prominent writer was shot dead.
The writer, Nahed Hatter, was killed on Sunday outside the court where he was to stand trial on charges of contempt of religion after sharing on social media a caricature seen as insulting Islam, witnesses and state media said.
The gunman was arrested at the scene, state news agency Petra said. A security source said he was a 39-year-old Muslim preacher in a mosque in the capital.
Protesters held up pictures of Hattar and signs that read, no to violence, no to extremism. Read More