Release conditions relaxed for two Givat Ronen residents

Sunday, June 28, 2015, 18:47 The Attorney General’s office objected to the release of a Givat Ronen resident to house arrest in Kedumim due to the community being located in the Shomron. Honenu attorney Aharon Roza insisted that there was no difference between Kedumim and Tel Aviv and succeeded in convincing the court.
On the morning of Sunday, June 28 a Givat Ronen resident detained by the IDF and the Civil Administration during the destruction of structures on the hilltop was released after being held in remand for three weeks. He was detained on suspicion of puncturing the tire of tractor used in destroying the structures and also assaulting a border policeman. He was released at the Petah Tikva Magistrate Court to house arrest in Kedumin and is allowed to attend classes at his yeshiva and take exams at the university at which he is studying.
Honenu reports that the Attorney General’s office had strongly objected to the release of the detainee, who is married and has a family, to Kedumim because the community is in the Shomron. Honenu attorney Aharon Roza, who is representing the detainee, pleaded that Kedumim is a well-established and legal community and therefore there is no difference between it and Tel Aviv, Haifa or Jerusalem. Judge Merav Greenberg accepted Roza’s opinion and ordered the release of the detainee to Kedumim.
Also on Sunday, June 28 a deliberation took place on an additional Givat Ronen resident who was detained during the same incident and accused of assaulting the policemen who detained another resident. He had been under house arrest for three weeks in the north of Israel. Roza pleaded that there are many contradictions between the testimonies of the policemen who detained him, and that there is insufficient evidence to implicate him in the violations of which he has been accused. Judge Merav Greenberg ruled that there is sufficient evidence, however also ruled that the acts attributed to the detainee are of a low level of violence and it may be that they constitute merely resisting detention and not assault. Accordingly the judge relaxed the release conditions and the detainee will be under house arrest, but allowed freedom of movement in the community in which he is staying and will be allowed to leave with the accompaniment of supervisors, but not to Yehuda and Shomron, where his home and place of work are.
Honenu attorney Aharon Roza, who is representing the two detainees, stated in response, “We welcome the court’s decision today concerning both the detainee who was released according to the conditions suggested by the Probation Services after the State’s claim that he could not be released to Kedumim because of its geographical location was rejected, and also the other detainee whose release conditions were relaxed by a significant measure.”

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