Russian Compound, Jerusalem - Activity against security in the region, Barred (from meeting with attorney)
Translation: Marganit W.
Judge: Atty. Koby Souderi
Investigator: Ihab Abuaweed
Defense: Maamoun Hashim, Judd Kadmani
Six cases in the docket, 3 of them are barred from seeing counsel.
Muhammad Mahdi Tasir Mahdi – ID 404476574
The defendant, born 18.12.88, is a resident of the village Malek.
The charge: serious security violations and activity endangering security in the region.
This is his second remand extension. He is interrogated in connection to other suspects’ investigation. The respondent cooperates with the investigators. The defense adds: there are grounds to detain him but not for a long period. The cases of the other suspects in the case have already been transferred to the prosecution.
The defense requests that the remand extension be short.
The judge concurs:
the detainee has been in jail since 7.4.18. A secret file has been submitted. Having examined it, I find grounds for the suspicions against him. There has been progress in the investigation since his last remand extension.
Under these circumstances I extend the detention by 8 days.
Omar Hassan Mahmoud Kasuani – ID 858594781
A resident of Beit Iksa.
Charges: Contact with the enemy, conspiracy to commit a crime, transferring money to the enemy.
The investigators request 11-day extension. This is the SIXTH remand extension.
The investigator claims that due to the complexity of the case, the investigation is not over yet.
The defense asks a few questions; the answers are superficial and insufficient.
The judge intervenes and asks both sides’ permission for 8 more days before transferring the case to the prosecution.
Yehia Amad Aldin Agag Salim – ID 402802706
He is a resident of Ateel, born 14.12.91.
This is his first remand extension.
The investigator requests 15-day extension.
Charges: serious security violations, conspiracy to commit a crime and damage to security in the region.
In this case, too, his honor intervenes to get both sides to agree.
Defense: Request to limit the extension to 8 days.
Investigator: I leave the decision to the court.
It is my impression that today everyone in court is tired of this weekly or bi-weekly charade: the investigator as well as the attorneys who have to participate again and again in these futile discussions where the end is always predictable.