Police won’t let up – Another detention in mosque arson saga

Saturday night, October 22, 2011, 22:17 The National Unit of Serious and International Crime Investigations police unit is not letting up in persecuting suspects in the Tuba Zangria mosque arson incident, even after two detainees were released last week.
On Friday, a short time before the onset of Shabbat, an approximately 17-year-old youth was detained on suspicion of involvement with the Tuba Zangria mosque arson. The detainee denies all connection to the incident.
We reiterate that last week two detainees who had been detained, with much fanfare, on suspicion of involvement in the mosque arson were released. The two were released after an extended remand, and after investigators from the National Unit of Serious and International Crime Investigations did not succeed in bringing evidence linking them to the incident. Sources close to the detainee who was detained on Friday said that he is in the same boat as the other detainees: there is no evidence linking him to the incident either.
Tonight (after the conclusion of Shabbat) the court extended the detainee’s remand by four days, after Judge Nitza Maimon Shashua refused the police request to extend the remand by ten days. According to the judge there is investigatory activity that needs to be carried out, however the request is unreasonable. Honenu Attorney Adi Keidar represented the detainee.
Honenu reports in response to the detention that, “Following the release of the two detainees last week, it appears that the police have decided to find a new victim for their baseless plots. We hope that like the previous two detainees, also this detainee will be released, being as already it appears that any connection between him and the incident is detached from reality.”

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