The Middle Eastern country of Jordan borders Iraq, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. A constitutional monarchy, the Jordanian parliament includes an elected chamber of deputies, though the results of these elections are often disputed, alongside a senate and a government appointed by and subordinate to the King. Jordan has struggled to respond to increasing dissatisfaction with the current rule in recent years, with an increase in repression against opposition and protestors, violence by security forces and the widespread use of arbitrary, sometimes indefinite, detention against both adults and children.

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