Detained outpost resident unconditionally released

Monday, September 21, 2015, 15:17 Early in the morning on Monday, September 21, police detectives detained a resident of an outpost in the Binyamin region, claiming that she had been involved with a “conspiracy to commit a crime”. The detectives arrived at her house, took her to the Sha’ar Binyamin Police Station and interrogated her for approximately 20 minutes. She is suspected of involvement with a recent incident about which the details are under a gag order, but which has been widely publicized. After the interrogation the police took her fingerprints and then unconditionally released her. Honenu describes the detention as part of the continued harassment of outpost residents by the police: “It is obvious to everyone that the woman, who has children, is not guilty of involvement with the incident. The short interrogation and immediate release indicate that also the police never thought that she was involved with the incident. This superfluous detention is just one instance of many in which outpost residents of hilltop communities in Yehuda and Shomron have been harassed by the Yehuda and Shomron District Police. We call on all of the relevant authorities to cease violating the residents’ rights.”

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