Detainee held under shocking remand conditions indicted

Honenu Attorney Nati Rom; Photo credit: Honenu

Wednesday, July 12, 2023, 11:50 The State Attorney’s Office indicted the Yehuda and Shomron resident who was detained for approximately two weeks following the Eli terror attack and held under shocking conditions by the GSS for interrogation. The detainee suffered greatly from the conditions, which included solitary confinement in a small cell, exposure to bright lighting 24 hours a day, and alternating freezing and sweltering temperatures in the cell.

Honenu Attorney Nati Rom, who is representing the detainee, reacted to the indictment, “I am not acquainted with a precedent for the GSS interrogating a detainee suspected only of property crimes, as serious as they may be, while psychologically and physically abusing him. We have not seen the use of such means in either similar cases or even much more serious cases. The people who have set fire to dozens of buses and yachts in northern Israel are not interrogated like this, and neither are weapon thieves, or the people shooting live rounds and setting off fireworks [as weapons] in the streets morning and night. As of now, my client and I have not received the bill of indictment. It is sad to see that the State Attorney’s Office and the GSS who fought to maintain the gag order on the investigation of my client, are running to leak news of the indictment to the media. This is a system that does not attempt to arrive at the truth but rather deals with leaks to the media, selective enforcement, and the violation of suspects’ rights.”

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