Gag order on appeal by Ben Uliel
Amiram Ben Uliel; Photo credit: AVSHALOM SASSONI/POOL
Thursday, March 11, 2021, 21:38 Supreme Court Justice Alex Stein accepted the request from the Attorney General’s office and issued a temporary gag order on the justifications for the appeal by Amiram Ben Uliel to the Supreme Court. The justifications were submitted this week by Attorneys Avigdor Feldman and Yehoshua Reznik, and demand the exoneration of Ben Uliel in the case, partly because confessions were extracted from Ben Uliel under extreme duress, a euphemism for torture. In the decision, Justice Stein ruled that within a week the Attorney General’s office must specify on which clauses of the appeal they intend to request a permanent gag order. Please note that this is an extremely unusual request. Friends of Ben Uliel issued a statement: “The Attorney General’s office keeps reaching new lows in the Duma case: extracting confessions under torture, serious flaws in the investigation, the most severe prison conditions in the country, and now, in a step never taken before, the public is forbidden to hear the claims by Amiram Ben Uliel’s attorneys. The claims in the appeal are well-justified and demonstrate how the biggest case in the country about an innocent man was built around torture and deception. Soon justice will come to light.” Since the July 2015 arson attack on the Dawabshe family’s house in Kfar Duma, Honenu has assisted many Jews accused of involvement with the crime. For a selection of posts describing Honenu Attorneys’ representation of defendants and GSS interrogatees, see here. To familiarize our readers with the case, Honenu has gathered – see here – various articles and short videos on the subject.