CAIRO: Video footage surfaced on social media that purports to show a group of Jordanian police forces beating an Egyptian expatriate, Youm7 reported Tuesday.
The video was posted by Facebook user, called Abu Nada, saying that the beaten man is an Egyptian from Dakahlia governorate. The video showed the man screaming and a group of people beating him; it is not clear that those people are form Jordanian forces.
The Facebook user has called on Egyptian authorities to help accelerate the release of the Egyptian expatriate.
Egyptian ambassador to Jordan Khaled Tharwat told Youm7 Tuesday evening that the embassy is following the case and the investigations with the Jordanian authorities.
In November 2015, an Egyptian national was killed by unknown assailants in Madaba governorate, Southern Jordan, state news agency MENA reported a Jordanian official. In the same month, another Egyptian expatriate was attacked by a Jordanian national who allegedly tried to sever his genitals, his brother told Youm7 Tuesday.
In October 2015, a video circulated on social media that showed that Jordanian Parliamentarian, called Zeid el-Shawabka, and his brothers punching an Egyptian who was working at a restaurant in the city over a delayed order.
Jordanian ambassador to Egypt Beshr al-Khasawna told Ammon news in July that the number of the Egyptian expatriates in Jordan reached 400,000 persons.