Updated: Jan 24
Sunday, July 15, 2018, 11:19 After the decision by the Supreme Court to release the minor in the Kfar Duma case to house arrest, Honenu director Shmuel (Zangi) Meidad called for the release of Amiram Ben Uliel, who is also a defendant in the case: “Several weeks ago already the [Central] District Court ruled that both Ben Uliel and the minor had been tortured during their interrogations, and also ruled that the torture led them to confess against their free will, which led the court to invalidate their confessions which had been given under duress and also during subsequent interrogations. “The court has artificially and cruelly differentiated between a minor and an adult, and decided that with Ben Uliel some of his confessions are valid, even though it is obvious that they were taken after he had undergone torture and was in the presence of GSS agents who had tortured him,” explained Meidad. “The only reason for this decision is the desire to satisfy the public. There is neither law nor justice here, but rather the desire to placate the public by producing a guilty party at any price. Prominent jurists in Israel and abroad do not comprehend why the court is differentiating between a minor and an adult,” added Meidad. “Do not leave a scapegoat in this case. Justice must be done. Ben Uliel should be released to his home. The GSS conducted a negligent and illegal investigation, which did not lead to revealing the truth but rather to the results which they wanted from the start. The GSS created a situation in which we will never know what happened on that night in Kfar Duma. Ben Uliel should not bear the burden of this error. He should be immediately released,” concluded Honenu director Shmuel (Zangi) Meidad.