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More GSS detained minors meet with attorney

Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 11:46 On the morning of Tuesday, January 8, after an order prohibiting two minors detained by the GSS on Saturday night from meeting with an attorney was lifted, Honenu Attorneys Adi Keidar and Moshe Poleski met with the minors. The attorneys met broken and exhausted minors who had undergone harsh interrogations which included illegal conduct by the GSS interrogators. The minors deny all involvement with the act attributed to them. Honenu Attorney Adi Keidar: “Several minutes ago I met with a fifteen and a half year old minor. He described to me harsh interrogations. For most of the day he was handcuffed to a chair with his arms behind him and given very short breaks for basic needs.” “The minor had complained in court about several matters concerning the conduct of the interrogators, mainly verbal abuse, but also physical abuse, spitting and humiliations. It turned out that not only was nothing done about the complaint, but rather when the minor returned to his cell the complaint was to his detriment. The interrogators exacerbated the conditions of the interrogation, the humiliations, and the vulgarities. “When one is dealing with minors, emotional abuse is extremely serious. This abuse should make us all lose sleep. We hope that the complaints will be handled with the utmost severity.” Honenu Attorneys Adi Keidar and Chai Haber are expected to file an appeal with the Central District Court in Lod, demanding the release of the four minors whose remand has been extended until Thursday, January 10.

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