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Will bootleg cigarettes bring a rare corruption conviction in Jordan?

September 5, 2019

Will the year-old administration of Jordan’s Prime Minister Omar Razzaz actually jail corrupt officials? Now, a high-profile case implicating powerful businessmen and politicians, centering on contraband cigarettes, the so-called “Mutee cigarette trial” (after the main defendant, Awni Mutee), will showcase the new government’s capacity to actually prosecute high-level wrongdoers in a country where this is […]

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