Four portraits of King Abdullah II adorn the walls of the Otoom living room, alongside one of the general in uniform.
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Gen. Mohammad Otoom was summoned to Jordan's domestic intelligence service over a critical web comment, he wasn't too rattled.Seven others, including another ex-officer and a former member of Parliament, have also been jailed on warrants from the state security court for protesting on social media against the government's planned price hikes and its purported failure to go after corrupt officials.In this context, the detention of members of Jordan's security and political establishment should be seen as a warning to ordinary Jordanians to steer clear of anti-government protests, said Otoom's wife, Raeseh.The case against Otoom and the others comes at a time of growing dissatisfaction with government policies.Otoom was summoned by the intelligence service after that post, along with former legislator Wasfi Rawashdeh and retired army Col. Omar al-Osofi.A fourth detainee, Hussam Abdallat, who served in the prime minister's office for 20 years, was arrested after holding a meeting with other activists at his home to launch an anti-corruption initiative, said his brother, Mohammad.
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