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Internal Security: December 13, 2012

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A Jerusalem Court acquitted two 14 year old boys charged with the rape of a 13 year old girl, even though both defendants confessed to and implicated each other in the crime.  The acquittal was made possible after it was revealed that the investigators used improper means to obtain the confessions.

(Hebrew – Walla!)

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December 13th, 2012 at 12:06 pm

Internal Security: April 22, 2012

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Police officers in the Givatayim department took a confession from a suspect who had broken his leg, before he was taken to a hospital and while he was suffering great pain.

(Hebrew)

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April 22nd, 2012 at 11:15 pm

Police: 1st December, 2010

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Alexander Zeitzev, charged and convicted of running over and abandoning a pedestrian, was acquitted due to doubt when he appealed. The judges found his confession was extracted from under unfair circumstances. According to Zeitzev’s lawyers, their client admitted his guilt after two days during which he was not allowed to sleep. The judges found Zeitzev’s confession was extracted under illegal circumstances, and that the interrogators denied him his right to attorney. (Hebrew)

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December 4th, 2010 at 1:46 pm