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Verdict postponed in Kfar Duma case

Amiram Ben Uliel; Photo credit: Free use

Amiram Ben Uliel; Photo credit: Free use

Thursday, April 23, 2020, 18:00 The verdict in the trial of Amiram Ben Uliel, the central defendant in the Kfar Duma case, which has been conducted for over four years, was scheduled to be handed down on Sunday, April 26. A mere three days before the deliberation, Central District Court Judge Ruth Lorch postponed it by more than three weeks. Ben Uliel is being detained until the end of proceedings and is being held in isolation. He is not allowed use of a telephone and in light of restrictions implemented due to the Coronavirus outbreak, his family has not been able to visit him for over two months. Ori Kirshenbaum, Honenu: “Anyone who is following the developments in the ‘Duma Blood Libel’ sees that the prosecution is in difficult straits. Witnesses for the prosecution have provided evidence which supports the claims made by the defense. The only acceptable result, which will indicate that there is a bit of justice left in the Israeli judicial system, is complete exoneration and the founding of an impartial committee to investigate the conduct of high-ranking officials during the case.” See “Exposing the Duma Blood Libel” – Part 1 and Part 2 for more details.

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