Ofer - Health Problems, Stone Throwing
Translation: Marganit W.
A sensitive Case
Abd Alhalek Hasan Al Tamimi was arrested about two months ago.
He lives in the village of Dir Nizam near Nabi Saleh.
The charge is throwing rocks.
The 18-year old youth suffers from a rare genetic disease – impaired metabolism – which requires regular medication and a strict diet. The incarceration caused serious deterioration in his condition and led to loss of consciousness. On 28.5.18 a decision was made to release him unconditionally and send him immediately to Shaarei Tzedek Hospital. It took a few hours to transfer him to the Intensive Care Unit where he was kept in in a coma and under respirator.
Judge: Lieut. Col. Sebastian Osovsky.
Defense: Atty. Ahmad Safiya
Atty. Safiya complained that he had not been summoned to the release hearing and was not notified that his client had been sent to the hospital.
Judge Osovsky said that this was a sensitive case. In his opinion, both the prosecution and the Prison Authorities did their best to take care of the accused and provide him with proper medical treatment. He added, though, that the attorney should have been notified about his client’s medical condition and about the decision to release him unconditionally.
Note: The hearing in the case of Hasan Tamimi will begin on 25.7.18.
The continuing saga of Osama Tamimi – one of two brothers who have been detained for several months now.
Both plead not guilty.
Osama is represented by Atty. Mahmoud Hasan.
The attorney stated that he had submitted evidence to the court and that the defense insisted on holding a pre-trial proceeding, where the statements obtained during interrogation would be refuted.
Atty. Hasan added that evidence in another file showed that the accused had required medical treatment during the interrogation; medical documents will be adduced to prove that excessive pressure was applied. For that purpose, the attorney requested the medical file of the detainee. The detainee had waived his right to medical confidentiality.
The judge ordered the medical file to be transferred to the defense.
A pre-trial proceeding will take place on 11.7.18 at 1:30.