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Updated: 24/08/2012 13:52 | By pa.press.net

Jordan withdraws sex charges men



Three Jordanian Paralympians have returned home

Three Jordanian Paralympians have returned home

Three members of the Jordanian Paralympic squad charged with sex offences will not be taking part in the Games, organisers have confirmed.

Locog (London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games) said the Jordanian Paralympic Committee had withdrawn the men from their team for London 2012. The three, who appeared in court on Wednesday accused of committing a string of offences while in pre-Games training in Northern Ireland, are returning to Jordan.

"We have been informed by the Jordanian National Paralympic Committee that they will not be entering the athletes in question into the London 2012 Paralympic Games," said a Locog spokewoman. "The athletes have returned to Jordan."

Omar Sami Qaradhi, Faisal Hammash and Motaz Al Junaidi, all members of the Jordanian power-lifting squad, have been accused of a series of charges, including sexual assault and voyeurism, following complaints by two girls and two women in Antrim.

The three were released on combined bail and sureties of £5,500 each after appearing at Coleraine Magistrates' Court in Co Londonderry. They have to make weekly contact with the Jordanian embassy in London before their next appearance in court. The men are due back in court in Northern Ireland on October 18.

The Jordanian team has been training in Antrim in advance of the Paralympic Games. The three were detained on Monday for questioning by detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland. The Jordanian delegation arrived in Northern Ireland on August 8. The alleged offences took place between last Thursday and Monday.

Wheelchair user Omar Sami Qaradhi, 31, faces three charges of sexual assault, two against a child, and one of voyeurism after allegedly entering a women's changing room at the Antrim Forum leisure centre.

Faisal Hammash, 35, is accused of inciting two girls to engage in sexual activity. Power lifter Motaz Al Junaidi, 45, who is also a wheelchair user, is accused of sexual assault.

The three team members are flying to the Jordanian capital, Amman, on Thursday. The Jordanian Paralympic Committee said it would not have been appropriate for them to have taken part in London 2012.

"The president and board of the Jordanian Paralympic Committee (JPC) decided that, although the case will not be heard again in court until October 18, it would be inappropriate for the accused athletes to compete at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, so they will be sent home to Amman," said a committee statement.

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23/08/2012 13:37
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Lets hope this dispels the myth that all people who have a disability are wonderful, brave human beings. Some are as scummy as people without disabilities.
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That Jordan woman gets free publicity even when it is not her that is featured in an article.

 

Disgraceful behaviour, if proved correct, by our guests from another country and the Jordanian authoriites have reacted correctly to the alleged incident.

 

That spam lonely hearts dating agency post really is most inappropriate under the circumstances.

23/08/2012 14:55
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If they're in Jordan and they have to return to N. Ireland October 18th. How will they be contacting the embassy in London every week ?  Will it be by phone, Skype or what and what then what exactly would be the point of this ?  Doubt they will return, they will just forfeit their surety.
23/08/2012 18:25
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It is a disgrace that Lewis Day (Queens Soldier) has the audacity to try and normalise these sordid shenanigans. I believe that he has recently converted to Islam and no doubt wishes his legless brothers well against the infidel. The army should de-pip him and take away his medals. These Jordanians should be flogged before deportation.
23/08/2012 12:09
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Guess they didnt have a leg to stand on!
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I wondered why Christopher Williams was taking such an interest in the Jordanian para team, birds of a feather flock together. Williams was banned from the : Inn on the Green, pub in my village of : Ockley for flashing himself in front of bemused regulars. The morris dancing club got suspicious when Williams wanted to take pictures of the boys in the buff.
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Jordan withdraws sex charges menThree members of the Jordanian Paralympic squad charged with sex offences will not be taking part in the Games, organisers have confirmed.pa.press.net2012-08-24T13:52:502012-08-24T13:52:50Three Jordanian Paralympians have returned homeThree members of the Jordanian Paralympic squad charged with sex offences will not be taking part in the Games, organisers have confirmed.Locog (London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games) said the Jordanian Paralympic Committee had withdrawn the men from their team for London 2012. The three, who appeared in court on Wednesday accused of committing a string of offences while in pre-Games training in Northern Ireland, are returning to Jordan."We have been informed by the Jordanian National Paralympic Committee that they will not be entering the athletes in question into the London 2012 Paralympic Games," said a Locog spokewoman. "The athletes have returned to Jordan."Omar Sami Qaradhi, Faisal Hammash and Motaz Al Junaidi, all members of the Jordanian power-lifting squad, have been accused of a series of charges, including sexual assault and voyeurism, following complaints by two girls and two women in Antrim.The three were released on combined bail and sureties of £5,500 each after appearing at Coleraine Magistrates' Court in Co Londonderry. They have to make weekly contact with the Jordanian embassy in London before their next appearance in court. The men are due back in court in Northern Ireland on October 18.The Jordanian team has been training in Antrim in advance of the Paralympic Games. The three were detained on Monday for questioning by detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland. The Jordanian delegation arrived in Northern Ireland on August 8. The alleged offences took place between last Thursday and Monday.Wheelchair user Omar Sami Qaradhi, 31, faces three charges of sexual assault, two against a child, and one of voyeurism after allegedly entering a women's changing room at the Antrim Forum leisure centre.Faisal Hammash, 35, is accused of inciting two girls to engage in sexual activity. Power lifter Motaz Al Junaidi, 45, who is also a wheelchair user, is accused of sexual assault.The three team members are flying to the Jordanian capital, Amman, on Thursday. The Jordanian Paralympic Committee said it would not have been appropriate for them to have taken part in London 2012."The president and board of the Jordanian Paralympic Committee (JPC) decided that, although the case will not be heard again in court until October 18, it would be inappropriate for the accused athletes to compete at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, so they will be sent home to Amman," said a committee statement.seo_keywordsJordan charges th11Three Jordanian Paralympians have returned homeThree Jordanian Paralympians have returned homeThree Jordanian Paralympians have returned homeThree Jordanian Paralympians have returned homeThree Jordanian Paralympians have returned homeThree Jordanian Paralympians have returned homeThree Jordanian Paralympians have returned homeThree Jordanian Paralympians have returned homeThree Jordanian Paralympians have returned homeThree Jordanian Paralympians have returned homeThree Jordanian Paralympians have returned homeThree Jordanian Paralympians have returned homeThree Jordanian Paralympians have returned homeThree Jordanian Paralympians have returned homeThree Jordanian Paralympians have returned homeThree Jordanian Paralympians have returned homeThree Jordanian Paralympians have returned homeThree Jordanian Paralympians have returned homeThree Jordanian Paralympians have returned homeThree Jordanian Paralympians have returned homeThree Jordanian Paralympians have returned homeThree Jordanian Paralympians have returned homeThree Jordanian Paralympians have returned homeThree Jordanian Paralympians have returned homeThree Jordanian Paralympians have returned homeThree Jordanian Paralympians have returned homeThree Jordanian Paralympians have returned homeThree Jordanian Paralympians have returned homeThree Jordanian Paralympians have returned homeThree Jordanian Paralympians have returned homeThree Jordanian Paralympians have returned homeThree Jordanian Paralympians have returned homeThree Jordanian Paralympians have returned homeThree Jordanian Paralympians have returned homeThree Jordanian Paralympians have returned homeThree Jordanian Paralympians have returned homeThree Jordanian Paralympians have returned homeThree Jordanian Paralympians have returned homeThree Jordanian Paralympians have returned home
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