Petah Tikva - Remand Extension, Health Problems

Observers: 
Ada Heilbronn (reporting)
Jul-23-2008
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Morning

Translation: L.W.

Hearings begin at 09:55. Advocate Aabed represents the detaineesinfo-icon until Advocate Mahajna arrives, with Abu Wassell, at 10:45.

There are 15 detainees, eight of whom are prohibited (from meeting a lawyer).

Most of them are from Awarta: it seems that there was a night raid, and they collected whoever came to hand.

The police who bring and return the detainees are noisy and inaccessible. Their commander is Barak Yaish. They take care to blindfold the detainees up to the courtroom door, and from the door till they reach the first step. I go out to observe, and the investigator then roars to a warder: "Remove the blindfold on the stairs." "Yes," responds the warder "clear!"

The investigator tells me: "You see, I have saved you the effort."

The warders bring the detainees and place them in the corridor, at a distance from each other, manacled, blindfolded and facing the wall!

The defense lawyer and I stood in the corridor while "prohibited" detainees were discussed.

A tall, thin warder pulled handcuffed and blindfolded detainee with rough gestures, when his turn arrived, in a hurry to finish his day's work, and banged the detainee's head on an electric control closet in the corridor. This was certainly done inadvertently, but probably with the feeling that he was holding an object in his hand, and a not a human being.

I am grateful for the tolerance of the place (not always a given), in that I could raise my voice to the warder. He did not remain at a loss, but responded: "Don't interfere with my work!" and "in any case you are forbidden to be here." Barak Yaish, his commander, ordered me not to talk to his warders, and to approach him only!

Neither the judge nor the investigator intervened in the little fracas that had evolved.

Advocate Firas Sabah stood quietly next to me. Throughout the day, he was on friendly terms with the warders, and especially with Yaish.

Judge: Major Itai Regev

Investigator: Sergeant Major Aatef Awida

Defense attorneys: Aabed, Sabah, Mahajna, Abu Wassell

At the back of the hall, two military policemen look as if they were redundant there.

1.Muhammad Said Yusuf Awad, ID 941188955, Awarta, arrested 16.6.08,

request: 16 days remand

Advocate: Aabed

Decision: agreement between the parties - 16 days.

2. Majdi Suleiman Mahmoud, ID 946380035, Awarta, arrested 22.6.08,

request: 16 days remand

3. Rashid Kamal Mahmoud Halil, ID 903913622, Nablus, arrested 2.7.08,

request: 16 days

Advocate Aabed

Decision: agreement between parties - 16 days.

4.Nadim Said Muhammad Shurab, ID 850769746, Awarta, arrested 22.6.08,

request: 16 days

Advocate : Aabed

Decision: agreement between parties - 16 days.

5. Sama Saed Fathi Awad, ID 850362120, Awarta, arrested 17.6.08,

request: 16 days

Advocate : Aabed

Decision: agreement between parties - 16 days.

6. Prohibited Mahmoud Halil Darwish Masimi, ID 910647536, Askar Camp, arrested 17.7.08, request: 15 days

Prohibited for 6 days from 22.7.08

Advocate: Aabed

Decision: 15 days.

7. Prohibited Muaman Hassin Issa Kissi, ID 936532803, Nablus, arrested 16.7.08,

request: 15 days

Prohibited for 6 days from 22.7.08

Advocate: Firas

Decision: 15 days.

8. Prohibited Ali Muhammad Issa Salah, ID 943101691, Asira Kabaliya, arrested 18.7.08, request: 15 days

Prohibited for 5 days from 20.7.08

Advocate: Firas

Decision: 15 days.

9. Prohibited Said Yunes Muhammad Amro, ID 850746769

Prohibited for 2 days from 23.7.08

The detainee is an amputee - right foot, on crutches, though of course they do not dispense with blindfolding him in the corridor.

Advocate: Firas

Decision: 8 days.

10.Muhammad Walid Kamal Issa, ID 850008558, Nablus, arrested 23.7.08,

request: 16 days

Advc.: Mahajna (the detainee is talking with Mahajna, and a policeman pulls him out by his shirt, while the lawyer follows to finish their conversation beyond the door).

Decision: by agreement 12 days.

11.  Muhammad Shahar Muhammad Hashash, ID 851953802, Nablus, arrested 7.7.08, request: 16 days

Advc.: Abu Wassell. The investigator tells him that the file is complete and is being transferred to the prosecution, and that the detainee has confessed.

The detainee complains of toothache, and that he has only been given Acamol (Paracetamol), which does not help.

Decision: 16 days. If there is a possibility, he is to be moved to another facility, and his medical condition is to be treated.

12.Prohibited Salah Muhammad Juma'a Abu Assab, ID 950439554, Dir Sharaf,

arrested 21.7.08,

request: 15 days

Prohibited for 6 days from 22.7.08

Advc.: Mahajna

Decision: 15 days.

13.  Prohibited Rasam Hussein Kawis Hashash, ID 852286582, Rujeib, arrested 20.7.08, request: 15 days

Prohibited for 4 days from 20.7.08 

Advocate: Mahajna.

Decision: 15 days.

14. Prohibited Hassan Abdulla Suleiman Hashash, ID 852169655, Nablus, arrested 21.7.08, request: 15 days

Prohibited for 6 days from 22.7.08 

Advocate: Mahajna.

Decision: 15 days

15. Prohibited Saher Hassan Muhammad Mansara, ID 851103978, Bani Naim,

arrested 22.7.08,

request: 15 days

prohibited for 7 days from 22.7.08 

(The stenographer informs the lawyer that the detainee reported that he feels well apart from the back pains that began before his arrest.)

Advocate Mahajna contends that the detainee is not aware of his rights, and asks the court to ensure that he will be informed on them.

(This is a new contention here, and it was voiced twice during today's hearings.)

All remand extension hearings ended at 12:00.