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Interrogated minor administered sedative without parents’ consent

Sunday, June 3, 2018, 19:49 On Sunday, June 3, Dr. Yelena Rodman, the house doctor of the Petah Tikva detention center in which a minor has been interrogated over the past few days by the GSS, informed Honenu Attonrey Menasheh Yado, who is representing the minor, that in the morning the minor had not felt well, required medical treatment and had received Valerian, a sedative, in pill form. The minor was detained on Tuesday, May 29, by the GSS and has been prohibited from meeting with an attorney. In light of the minor’s medical condition and the fact that he was administered medication without his parents’ consent, as is required by law, Honenu Attorney Menashe Yado demanded that the interrogation be stopped. In his demand Yado mentioned that Valerian affects the nervous system and the brain, and has the potential to invalidate the detainee’s interrogation. Also the minor’s mother demanded that the investigative authorities evacuate her son for medical treatment. The GSS has extended by 48 hours the order forbidding the minor to meet with an attorney. Honenu Attorney Adi Keidar filed an appeal on the minor’s case with the Supreme Court, which accepted it and ordered the return of the case to the Rishon L’Tzion Magistrate Court. A deliberation will take place on Monday, June 4. Details of the case remain under a gag order.

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