Petah Tikva - Shooting, Remand Extension

Observers: 
Ada Heilbronn (reporting)
Jun-11-2008
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Morning

Translation: Marganit W.
 

Judge: Captain Adi Figel
Investigator; Hashem Halabi
Attorneys: Mahajna, Aabed, Abu Wassel Jalal

Four blindfolded detaineesinfo-icon stand facing the wall on the stairs and in the hallway leading to the courtroom. The jailers remove the blindfolds whenever they lead the detainees up or down the stairs.

The session began at 10 AM. 9 detainees were brought in, 3 of them prohibited from conferring with their attorneys. 2 of the latter were brought in first, then the third. The session ended at 12:20.

The judge is empathetic toward the detainees, asking their name, where they come from and whether they feel fine. Each file is examined at length. And yet the investigator's requests for extension of remand in custody are granted in full, and the decisions are accompanied by learned reasoning, replete with precedents and corroborated by the Appellate Court's ruling and earlier trials.

1. Haitham Muniv Zubhi Sa'ih (prohibited)-  ID. No. 907748545, from Nablus. Arrested on 5.6.08.  Remand extension requested: 15 days.

Attorney Mahajna: 

He has been prevented from seeing his attorney for three days (10-12.6.08).
The judge's decision: Remand extension for 15 days.

2. Ali Salem Ismail Abu Ali (prohibited) - ID No. 851993972, from Nablus.

Arrested on 5.6.08. Remand request: 15 days.
Attorney Abu Wassel

The detainee was barred from seeing the defense for 5 days (8-12.6.08).
The Judge's decision: Remand extension for 15 days.

3. Shaker Jaffer Abel El Gani Buabsha - ID. No.850733965, from Duma.

Arrested on 4.6.08. Remand request: 8 days.
Attorney Aabed complains that when he tried to meet with his client at the detention center on 6.6.08, the wardens would not let him. The detainee is a third year student, and the detention prevents him from completing the semester and may cause him to lose of the school year.
The judge checks the detainee's age. He is 21 but looks very young. He instructs the defense to lodge his complaint through the accepted channels.
The judge's decision: Remand extension for 8 days.

4.Amer Mahmud Assa'ida - ID. No. 936672278 from Nablus.

Arrested on 12.5.08. Remand request: 8 days.
Attorney: Aabed.
Judge's decision: Remand extension for 8 days.

5. Saber Haled Saber Hashash - ID. No. 853080331 from Nablus.

Arrested on 27.5.08. Remand request: 15 days.

He is 19 years old.
Attorney: Aabed.
Decision: 16 days.

6. Ahmed Samir Sassan Ismail - ID No. 948621859 from Beit Iba.

Arrested on 5.6.08. Remand request: 15 days.
Attorney Mahajna:

He was arrested on the Jordan Bridge on his way back from Jordan. Why was he not arrested BEFORE he left for Jordan, if he was suspected? The investigator does not know when he left for Jordan and how long he stayed there.
Attorney Abu Wassel says on behalf of the detainee, that all the interrogations concerned his family members.
Decision: Remand extension for 15 days.

7. Yussef Ibrahim Abdulla Asmar - ID No.852553957, from Balata Refugee Camp. Arrested on 28.5.08. Remand request: 16 days.
Attorneys Mahajna and Abu Wassel: The detainee is only 18 years old,
Decision: 16 days.

8. Ahmad Abed Al-Salim Tawfiq Massa'ed - ID No. 852327204, from Balata Refugee Camp. Arrested on 28.5.08. Remand request: 16 days.

He is accused of aiding and abetting a wanted man, participating in a shooting incident and belonging to a hostile organization.
Attorney Abu Wassel: He is only 18 years old.
Decision: Remand extension for 16 days.

9. Mu'ataz Balala Adib Jamil Ismail, (prohibited) - ID No. 910451863 from Bet Iba. Arrested on 5.6.08. Remand request: 15 days.

The detainee was prohibited from seeing his attorney for 4 days (9-12.6.08).
The detainee is dressed in a long beige gown.
Attorney Mahajna: He complained of stomachache and shortness of breath.
Decision: Remand extension for 15 days.
As for his complaints: the detainee will be seen by the prison doctor today, and the report will be submitted at the next hearing. He is to be kept under conditions fitting his medical condition.