Jordanians check the main entrance of the Muslim Brotherhood's office in the Jordanian capital, which was sealed with wax after it was shut by police acting on orders of the Amman governor on April 13, 2016. AFP / KHALIL MAZRAAWI
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Police in Jordan sealed the headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood in Amman Wednesday, a senior figure in the Islamist movement said, as the authorities clamp down further on the kingdom's most vocal opposition group.In keeping with a regional crackdown on political Islam and public freedoms, Jordan has been tightening restrictions on the Brotherhood in the last two years, forbidding their public rallies and arresting vocal government dissenters.The authorities have also encouraged a splinter group to legally challenge the main movement's license to operate, which goes back to 1946 when Jordan's monarchy had in Muslim Brotherhood leaders a strong political allies.
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