Russian Compound, Jerusalem - Activity against security in the region, Barred (from meeting with attorney)

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Roni Hammermann, Tova Szeintuch (reporting)

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.


Defense summation:

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.

Born 21.12.93.

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.