Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Statement suppressed in Israeli military court

Haaretz reports here on the precedent-setting decision of an Israeli military judge to suppress the statement of a Palestinian youth who was denied a lawyer.
“The investigative authority blatantly violated the minor’s rights in these circumstances,” wrote [Col. Yair] Tirosh. “These are not minor, insignificant flaws as claimed but significant and serious ones with clear judicial repercussions. … Violating rights is particularly severe considering the accused’s young age.”
Judge Tirosh held that Israeli civilian court rules of evidence 

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