Bill of indictment contradicts eye witnesses

Updated: Mar 6


Demonstration of torture method, video snapshot; Video credit: Otzma Yehudit
Demonstration of torture method, screenshot; Video credit: Otzma Yehudit

Saturday, February 29, 2020, 20:11 On Sunday, March 1, at 13:00, a deliberation will take place at the Central District Court in Lod in the Kfar Duma case. The two sides will summarize their claims. Amiram Ben Uliel’s attorneys, Asher Ohayon and Yitzhak Bam, will claim that he should be acquitted, and not only because of the confessions which were extracted from him under extreme duress. There are many flaws in the evidence presented by the prosecution, among them the testimonies of the eye witnesses to the arson incident which contradict the account of the incident described in the bill of indictment. Recently, during an interview on the Israeli Uvda investigative and current affairs program, Chief Superintendent Erez Amouyal, who led the Israeli Police investigation team in the Kfar Duma case, stated that he believed the eye witnesses, and not the version of events written in the bill of indictment. This is a harsh blow to the line of prosecution taken by the Attorney General’s office throughout the entire case. Ori Kirshenbaum from Honenu: “The head of the investigative team does not believe the account reported in the bill of indictment. The prosecution is cynically attempting to deny testimonies from eye witnesses and evidence from the scene of the arson incident. “The public already understands the extent of the scandal of the Duma Blood Libel. We hope that also the court will open its ears and act with integrity and not cave in to the pressure applied by the Attorney General’s office and the GSS. Amiram should be released home and the people who have led the blood libel should be brought to justice for it.”

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