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Kfar Duma trial: confessions invalidated, deliberation on Sunday

Friday, June 22, 2018, 8:10 In light of the invalidated confessions in the Kfar Duma trial, an urgent trial will take place on Sunday, June 24, on the release of the minor in the case from remand. On Thursday June 21, the legal team defending the minor in the Kfar Duma trial, Honenu


Demonstration of torture method, video snapshot; Video credit: Otzma Yehudit

Demonstration of torture method, video snapshot; Video credit: Otzma Yehudit


Attorney Adi Keidar and Attorney Tzion Amir, filed an urgent request with the Central District Court in Lod for an urgent deliberation to rule on a request for the release of the minor. Central District Court Judge Avraham Tal accepted the urgency of the request and scheduled a deliberation for Sunday, June 24. In the request Amir and Keidar noted that there had been developments in the trial, particularly the Central District Court’s invalidation of the confessions extracted from the minor during “necessary investigations” (interrogations in which intensive pressure is applied). The court ruled that GSS interrogators used torture on the interrogated detainees in the Kfar Duma case, thereby invalidating their confessions. In light of the invalidation the minor should be released. Additionally Attorneys Amir and Kedar mentioned the Supreme Court decision from May 2018 in which Justice Yael Willner ordered an examination by the Probation Service of the minor for an expert opinion regarding the possibility of an alternative to remand. Honenu is hopeful that the Central District Court in Lod will order the release of the minor at the Sunday, June 24 deliberation.

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