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Quote from the Honenu.org newsletter
Many irregularities in Kfar Duma case
On Sunday, March 1, a deliberation took place at the Central District Court in Lod in the trial of Amiram Ben Uliel, a defendant in the Kfar Duma case, who was tortured during GSS interrogations. Ben Uliel’s attorney, Asher Ohayon, presented many claims to the court which unequivocally cast doubt on the validity of his confessions, which were extracted under extreme duress during GSS interrogations, and called on the court to acquit him. “First and foremost, there is the testimony of an eye witness who saw two people hurling Molotov cocktails towards the house [that was set ablaze in the arson incident]. Even according to the prosecution Amiram could not have been one of the two. In the end we presented to the court the question of the validity of the testimonies that were submitted. If they are valid, then Amiram was not there. “Additionally, many more claims were presented, one of which is that the graffiti at the site was of two different handwriting styles, neither of which is Amiram’s. Two sets of very fresh shoe prints were found at the site, neither of which were identified as that of Amiram.”
Ohayon called on the judges to acquit Amiram because his guilt was proven to be in reasonable doubt, and much beyond that. Several public figures were also present, among them former Knesset Member Moshe Feiglin, who stated that after it turned out that Ben Uliel’s confession was extracted under extreme duress, it was obvious that it was completely worthless. He said; “Additionally, the witnesses for the defense pointed out a large number of contradictions in all of the evidence presented by the prosecution. All that is left for us to do is to pray that the defendants are released and that justice will come to light.”
See also the post: written 2 years ago Father of tortured Israeli youth speaks out
See also the post Violating Shabbat to Prepare A Jew to Withstand Possible Shabak Torture?
Rabbi Dov Lior says, Yes! Rabbi Yaakov Ariel says, No!
That post is accompanied by an audio lecture. To hear or download the audio of this lecture, press on the link 60ribo.org.il/storage/audio/duma.mp3