AMMAN, JORDAN (AP) – The royal court in Jordan said on Tuesday that the half-brother of King Abdullah II has apologised for his role in a rare palace feud last year and is seeking the king’s forgiveness.
Prince Hamzah was accused of involvement in a plot to destabilise the Western-allied kingdom and was placed under house arrest last April.
In a video statement at the time he denied the allegations, saying he was being punished for speaking out against official corruption.
Abdullah accused his brother of sedition but said the dispute was being resolved within the family and that Hamzah remained in his own palace under the king’s protection.
Two former senior officials implicated in the alleged plot were convicted of sedition and sentenced to 15 years in prison by a state security court.