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Internal Security: March 4, 2013

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A police prosecutor assaulted an attorney who approached a courtroom stenographer in order to receive the minutes of the courtroom proceedings.

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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March 4th, 2013 at 3:23 pm

Internal Security: February 10, 2013

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The GSS uses an interrogation method in which the interrogated person is denied sleep, while being supplied with coffee, despite a past court ruling which stated that a person cannot be convicted based on information obtained using such methods. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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February 10th, 2013 at 2:09 pm

Internal Security: December 16, 2012

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After a court ordered the release from detention of Yutback Dangyut, a 28 year old asylum seeker from South Sudan, the Israel Population and Immigration Authority decided to exploit a week-long delay given by the court for the state to appeal the decision in order to try and deport Dangyut. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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December 16th, 2012 at 1:05 pm

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: November 22, 2012

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The Israel Police will pay more than 1.5 million Shekels to the family of Mahmoud al-Sa’adi, a 17 year old shot by a policeman in Ramle.  The court determined that the shooting was not warranted as the police officer was not in immediate danger to his life.

(Hebrew – News1)

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November 22nd, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Judiciary: November 19, 2012

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In civil cases which require translation services from and to Arabic, the defendants and plaintifs are required to pay for the service. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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November 19th, 2012 at 9:49 am

Internal Security: June 14, 2012

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Yesterday, the Jerusalem District Court acquitted five East Jerusalem residents aged 15-18 of participation in disturbances of the peace in the village of Silwan in March 2011, after having spent a year and a quarter in jail or house arrest.  During the trial, numerous discrepancies were found between what was heard in interrogation tapes and what the investigators later reported, and that in cases where there were no recordings, the transcripts the investigators prepared after the fact were partial and misleading. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew - Haaretz)

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June 14th, 2012 at 11:21 pm

Military and Security Forces: January 8, 2012

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Yaron Klab, a settler from Mitzpe Avihai who was arrested on suspicion of spying on the IDF and released by the court, has been issued an administrative restraining order expelling him from the West Bank for 6 months.

(Hebrew)

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January 8th, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Military and Security Forces: January 4, 2012

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An IDF officer exaggerated information in court in order to convince it to reverse a lower court’s decision to release right-wing activists who broke through the fence on the Jordanian border last month.

 

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January 4th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Judiciary: December 23, 2011

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A complaint presented to Chief Justice of the Jerusalem Magistrate Court, Justice Shulie Dotan, alleges that one of the court’s justices, Shimon Shtein, delegated authority to a court recorder, who held legal hearings on his behalf.    Even though Shtein was absent from the court room in several cases he still signed his name to court decisions.

(Hebrew)

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December 23rd, 2011 at 12:26 pm