Five Ramat Migron detainees remain in remand due to inability to post bond
Monday, August 22 12:06 Five of the Ramat Migron detainees who were released yesterday to house arrest are still in remand. The reason being their parents are unable to pay the 10,000 NIS bond. Yesterday all of the detainees arrested at Ramat Migron during and after Shabbat were released. Most of them were unconditionally released, however on five of them Judge Mirit Fuhrer ruled that they would remain under house arrest for seven days. To the astonishment of the detainees and their families, the judge ruled that each detainee must post a 10,000 NIS bond as a condition for release. The judge refused to give an extension to carry out the posting and ruled that the detainees would be released only after posting 10,000 NIS. It should be noted that this is an extremely high sum that is only demanded in the most exceptional situations, in which there is a fear that the detainee will flee the country etc. To reiterate, all the detainees are youths, four of whom are minors, without criminal pasts. Honenu attorney Naftali Wertzberger, who is representing the detainees, filed an appeal on the decision with the district court, but the court refused to interfere with the decision of the magistrate court. Five of the detainees did not succeed in posting the bond and remain in remand. Soon an additional deliberation on their case is scheduled to take place at the magistrate court, at which time the release conditions will be examined. Honenu attorney Naftali Wertzberger will represent the detainees.