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Jordan’s king reportedly paid for medical treatment of Sudan’s ex-PM daughter


January 2, 2011 (KHARTOUM) – The Jordanian King Abdullah II is picking the tab for the medical treatment of Mariam Al-Mahdi, daughter of Umma party chief, who suffered substantial injuries to her hands after being beaten by Sudanese police earlier this week.

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Jordan’s King Abdullah II (AFP)

The ‘Ammon’ online news portal based in the Jordanian capital quoted “informed sources” as saying that Mariam underwent treatment in Al-Hussein Medical City since four days ago and is expected to return home on Sunday.

Sources at the Northern opposition party told Sudan Tribune that a surgery was performed on Mariam’s hands as the bones were badly fractured.

The daughter of the former Sudanese Prime Minister Al-Sadiq Al-Mahdi said in an interview with the London-based Al-Hayat newspaper that she was attacked when she went to the officer in charge of the security force surrounding the Umma Party headquarters in the twin capital city of Omdurman armed with batons and shields.

After a brief dialogue with the commanding officer she was pushed by one of the security officers and the beating started immediately with batons on her head six to seven times, Mariam said. She shielded her head with the hands leaving it to receive the pounding.

Members from the Umma Party present at the scene rushed to protect her and a scuffle ensued with Sudanese police and they all fell on the ground in the mini-stampede. The anti-riot police fired teargas on the crowd at that point to disperse the gathering.

Sudanese police later issued a statement accusing the Umma Party members of throwing stones on them and blocking the adjacent street.

The Jordanian monarch and Al-Mahdi’s family have long enjoyed strong relations. Ironically King Abdullah’s grandfather, Talal was treated at the expense of Abdel-Rahman al-Mahdi who is Mariam’s great grandfather and the founder of the Umma party.

Mariam herself is a graduate of the medical school at the University of Jordan in the 90’s.


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  • 3 January 2011 18:46, by Peter Elia Kuzee

    That is your time now, muslims should kill a muslims or beat by muslims.

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  • 3 January 2011 22:32, by original sudanese

    Peter Elia Kuzee
    Yea you right Christians, Jews, Hindus, etc are all saints…. They don’t steal, kill, rape, etc.
    I wonder where the highest rape is, divorce and murders are? What part of the world? I guess you say the Muslims too. Crime does not have a religion so stop acting like and idiot and be a man. This is propaganda by westerners to prevent the spread of Islam. Any Muslim commits a crime it gets magnified and all of sudden Islam and all Muslims are criminals? I am not justifying any wrong doing here a crime is a crime like I said. Don’t attach religion tag to a crime because that could fire back to everyone. Stop spreading hatred

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  • 4 January 2011 02:51, by australian

    Crime does not have a religion? Well, who was the founder of Islam who said that whatever benefits Islam is good and whatever goes against it is bad? He was a thief by trade and used murder, extortion, rape, torture and lies to spread his religion. More than half the Koran is a diatribe against non-believers, with instructions for Muslims to do whatever it takes to convert them or if that fails, to force them into dhimmitude - or kill them. And his instructions are for all time.
    Some people say that if something looks like a duck, walks and talks like a duck, then chances are pretty strong that it IS a duck.
    We are lucky, in a way, that so many Muslims are ignorant about their religion, or things could be much worse!

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    • 4 January 2011 06:23, by original sudanese

      White boy/girl watch out Islam is coming to your area like never before by the will of God whether you like it or not, because when God wants something to happen it will happen. People are convertihg to Islam every day. Keep on your baseless lies… God has a plan and no power in this world will change it let alone an idiot like you
      I repeat again and again and again and….. Islam is coming to your neighborhood very soon. You are nothing but a coward white boy/girl….. I am very sure if a Muslim woman not a man is sitting next to you, you would not say what you said, not because she is going to harm you but because you are coward.

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      • 4 January 2011 06:30, by original sudanese

        by the way that was my final message to you, since you are hard head racist white boy/girl so keep on parking...

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        • 4 January 2011 10:45, by australian

          I say what I like to Muslims, even in the Sudan where they can kill me and get away with it. You call me a coward? Ha! You don’t know me!
          You should stop defending what you don’t know. You don’t know your own religion, and you look really dumb.
          Muslims are here already. Big deal. If they want to kill me and shout "Allahu Akbar!" when they do it they might get a surprise. I am not going to put up with it.
          The attack of "racism" means nothing to me. I wonder if you would do for a white man what I have done for black people? Nothing, I bet. You would do nothing if a white man was in trouble, would you?
          I met many wonderful Muslim Sudanese people in the Sudan. But you were probably the one who was nasty to me on the Shahafa Sherry bus that day. I guess that man was a racist, because all I was doing was sitting on the bus.

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  • 22 February 2011 11:50, by sihamrahal

    The King warns against shrinking chances for peace in the Middle East, where the King affirms that the region will not enjoy safety and stability unless Palestinian people get their right of freedom and an independent state. He also notes the Israeli intransigence, which drags the region to more wars and conflicts, but with more devastating results

    May god bless His Majesty and we ask god to keep our country safe and secured under the Royal Hashemite Family.

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    • 28 February 2011 14:58, by Raghib khalaaylah

      God bless our country jordan" people,king and queen and the Hashimite family"

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  • 1 March 2011 15:21, by Abir Almasi

    The Jordanian royal family are fascinating as well as glamorous.

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