A royal decree issued on Thursday by Jordan’s King Abdullah II announced the restriction of his half-brother Prince Hamza’s communications, place of residence, and movement.
According to a statement by the Jordanian Royal Court, the decision was declared in a letter from King Abdullah II to the Jordanian people.
Abdullah said he issued the decree after reviewing a recommendation submitted to him on December 23.
He chose to deal with Hamza within the confines of their family and he “exhausted all opportunities to restore himself on the right path” but came to the conclusion “that he will not change,” the Jordanian monarch said.
Abdullah said Hamza lives in delusion and he “sees himself as the sole guardian of our Hashemite legacy.”
Last year, authorities announced that “preliminary investigations” showed the involvement of Hamza with “foreign parties” in “attempts to destabilize the security of the country” and “mobilizing citizens against the state.”
Hamza denied the accusation and, in April, he signed a letter confirming his loyalty to the king.