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Boaz Albert: Case against police violence closed, Honenu will appeal

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 10:30 On Tuesday, November 26 a complaint case against the Yassam police who repeatedly shocked Boaz Albert with a Taser as they were detaining him – even though he showed absolutely no signs of resistance – was closed. Albert’s wife, Irit, said that, “Boaz was electrically shocked again and again in front of me and the children. Regrettably the Police Investigation Unit backs criminal behavior, starting with Major General Nitzan Alon, also Shomron Brigade Commander Colonel Yoav Yarom, continuing with Ran Lavie, the commanding officer of the Yassam police team on the scene, and ending with Yassam policeman Yossi Yona, who barbarically electrically shocked my husband with a Taser.” Please see video clip here. Albert is currently being held in remand in the Ayalon Prison due to his refusal to sign on a conditional release that would force him to serve his house arrest in the community of Sha’arei Tikva and ban him from his home in Yitzhar. Albert will continue to proudly assert that, “G-d’s orders are above those of the major general.” Honenu attorney Adi Kedar, the organization’s legal advisor who is representing Albert, stated that, “The announcement by the Police Investigation Unit on Albert’s case constitutes a perfect example of what their routine conduct has been for many years.” The standard set by the police for evaluating evidence is far from realistic and far from what the laws concerning evidence and legal rulings require. Anyone who saw the video clip of the violent detention will now understand that the Police Investigation Unit is protecting policemen, authorizing violence by policemen and abandoning citizens. Honenu will appeal the decision.

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