The astonishing verdict: not guilty.
Jordan’s parliament has rejected legal challenges to dismiss eight MPs for alleged vote rigging. The MPs were being investigated for alleged vote buying, allowing children to vote and threatening ballot box supervisors in last November’s parliamentary election.
Under Jordan’s constitution, the lower house of parliament investigates all charges of electoral fraud against its members.
The eight MPs who were cleared of all charges are the Deputy Speaker Mamdouh Abbadi and parliamentarians Ahmed Safadi, Abdul Rahim Biqai, Yousef Bustanji, Tareq Khouri, Mohammad Abu Hdeib, Ahmad Adwan and Adnan Sawaeer. All eight represent constituencies in Amman. [source]
It’s not funny “ha-ha”, but still pretty damn funny. It kinda reminded me of the time I killed a hobo and then decided that it never really happened.