For background information about the Kfar Duma case and insights from experts about the legality - or rather illegality - of torture, Honenu has gathered – click here – various articles and short videos. For more information about Honenu's representation of detainees in the case, click here.
Based solely on his confessions extracted by the GSS after interrogations under extreme duress, a euphemism for torture, Amiram Ben Uliel was sentenced to three life sentences plus 17 years' imprisonment following his conviction in the Kfar Duma arson case.
Ben Uliel is being held under extremely harsh prison conditions in Eshel Prison in southern Israel. He is in a high-security wing, in isolation, without any contact with other prisoners. He is allowed to leave his cell for only two hours a day, alone, to an empty, closed-in prison yard. Contrary to other prisoners, he is prohibited from phoning either his family or his attorneys. His family is allowed to visit him once every two weeks for approximately half an hour, separated by a glass partition. Additionally, he is not allowed to go to the prison synagogue to pray with a minyan, and he is allowed to keep only five holy books in his cell.
See below articles covering Honenu's representation of Amiram Ben Uliel. For the purpose of prayers, the name is Amiram ben Nurit.
May 24, 2023, Honenu to Chief Rabbis: Help Amiram celebrate Shavuot
April 4, 2023: Amiram Ben Uliel will not be alone for the Passover Seder
April 3, 2023: Honenu to Chief Rabbis: Help Amiram participate in the Seder
April 2, 2023: Passover Seder outside Eshel Prison for Amiram Ben Uliel
April 2, 2023: Ben Uliel's exoneration should follow Zadorov's
February 7, 2023: Supreme Court denies Ben Uliel appeal
December 20, 2022: Ben Uliel sues GSS for 5 million NIS
October 27, 2022: En banc Supreme Court hearing requested for Ben Uliel
September 24, 2022: Ben Uliel will pray alone in his cell on Rosh HaShana
September 22, 2022: Honenu to Chief Rabbis: Help Ben Uliel pray with a minyan
September 11, 2022: Honenu: Allow Ben Uliel his religious rights on the High Holidays
September 1, 2022: Attorney Feldman: Supreme Court ruling authorizes confession by torture
September 1, 2022: Supreme Court rejects Ben Uliel appeal
August 31, 2022: Tomorrow: Supreme Court decision on Ben Uliel appeal
March 31, 2022: Ben Uliel still held under severe conditions
March 8, 2022: Rabbinical establishment demands fair trial for Ben Uliel
March 7, 2022: First Supreme Court hearing held on Ben Uliel's appeal
March 7, 2022: Protest for Ben Uliel: "Torture Leads To Lies!"
March 6, 2022: The car that was or wasn't
March 6, 2022: The reenactment – Where is the missing recording?
March 6, 2022: The cement pillars that Ben Uliel did not remember
March 6, 2022: The matter of "concealed information"
March 6, 2022: The black car, selective validation of testimony
March 1, 2022: Duma case: New video demonstrates GSS torture method
August 17, 2021: Supreme Court ordered DA’s office to present confidential material
July 27, 2021: Honenu – Podcast listings
July 27, 2021: Episode 4 of Honenu’s podcast: Duma case, Part 4
July 7, 2021: Episode 3 of Honenu’s podcast: Duma case, Part 3
June 30, 2021: Episode 2 of Honenu’s podcast: Duma case, Part 2
June 22, 2021: Honenu launches podcast
March 15, 2021: Ben Uliel’s attorneys request gag order cancellation
March 11, 2021: Gag order on appeal by Ben Uliel
March 8, 2021: Ben Uliel’s attorneys request investigative material
October 29, 2020: Defense team being formed for Ben Uliel’s appeal
September 27, 2020: Will Ben Uliel pray in a minyan on Yom Kippur?
September 17, 2020: Rabbi Levanon: Ben Uliel not guilty
September 14, 2020: Rabbis support campaign to fund Ben Uliel’s Supreme Court appeal
September 7, 2020: Ben Uliel’s conviction left standing
September 7, 2020: Orian Ben Uliel sent letter to Central District Court
August 6, 2020: New evidence in Kfar Duma case
June 9, 2020: Joint List members cause disturbance at Duma trial
May 18, 2020: “You have imprisoned an innocent man!”
May 17, 2020: Verdict to be handed down for Ben Uliel
May 12, 2020: “Exposing the Duma Blood Libel” – Part 4
May 3, 2020: “Exposing the Duma Blood Libel” – Part 3
April 23, 2020: Verdict postponed in Kfar Duma case
April 23, 2020: “Exposing the Duma Blood Libel” – Part 2
April 16, 2020: “Exposing the Duma Blood Libel” – Part 1
March 19, 2020: Ben Uliel not allowed contact with family
March 3, 2020: Many irregularities in Kfar Duma case
February 29, 2020: Bill of indictment contradicts eye witnesses
February 27, 2020: Court canceled Ben Uliel’s petition
February 25, 2020: Ben Uliel to be transferred to Eshel Prison
August 11, 2019: Kfar Duma case: DA’s office rejects District Court’s opinion
July 24, 2019: Expert opinion: Kfar Duma graffiti not by Ben Uliel
June 26, 2019: Kfar Duma trial, defense phase
May 16, 2019: Kfar Duma resident speaks to PI
April 6, 2019: Duma case survey: GSS version not reliable
December 21, 2018: Former GSS Deputy Director on false confessions
December 12, 2018: Kfar Duma trial: Evidence from scene incompatible with confessions
December 9, 2018: GSS agent to testify in Kfar Duma trial
December 3, 2018: “Duma Blood Libel” Facebook page administrators to distribute booklet
November 16, 2018: Kfar Duma trial: Ben Uliel’s alibi not investigated
October 28, 2018: Call to reexamine Kfar Duma case
October 14, 2018: Kfar Duma trial to be held in open courtroom
September 6, 2018: GSS testimonies in Kfar Duma trial to remain under immunity
September 6, 2018: Will GSS agents’ testimonies of torture be revealed?
September 5, 2018: The Kfar Duma trial continues
July 15, 2018: Honenu director Meidad: “Release Ben Uliel!”
June 19, 2018: Verdict in Kfar Duma case read at Lod District Court
June 11, 2018: Severe criticism by Rabbi Druckman of Kfar Duma trial
June 7, 2018: Demonstration of Kfar Duma interrogation torture methods
June 5, 2018: Rabbis demand investigation of Kfar Duma case torture
November 2, 2016: “Cover up”: Documents in the Kfar Duma case disappeared
January 4, 2016: Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem: “Check claims of torture”
January 3, 2016: Honenu demands: Lift the gag order!
December 20, 2015: Revealed during deliberation: One of the detainees attempted suicide
December 17, 2015: Honenu press conference: Interrogators applied severe methods of torture
December 8, 2015: Detainees not allowed to lay tefilin, light Hanukkah candles