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Judiciary: March 7, 2013‎

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Judge Eliahu Bitan of the Be’er Sheva District Court ruled that Simon Waledo, an Eritrean migrant laborer currently being held in Saharonim Prison, cannot be released on humanitarian grounds just because he was tortured before crossing the border. The judge said that since torture of asylum seekers in Sinai is widespare, it does not qualify as an “exceptional humanitarian reason.” He further added that accepting the appeal would encourage illegal immigrants to inflict wounds upon themselves in a bid to be allowed to stay in the country.

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March 7th, 2013 at 8:36 pm

Judiciary: December 29, 2011‎

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The Be’er Sheva District Court Judge Eliyahu Bitan sentenced four former Border Police officers, convicted of aggravated assault against six Bedouins who lived in Eilat, to community service and probation. The judge explained that border police officers should be treated like soldiers rather than police officers.

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Closed Society: December 22, 2011‎

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The Association for Civil Rights in Israel has appealed to the High Court of Justice in the name of Ben Gurion University students forbidden to display anti-government banners on campus by university management. The appeal was submitted after the district court in Be’er Sheva rejected the students’ request.