Russian Compound, Jerusalem - Remand Extension, Women

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Roni Hammermann, Tova Szeintuch (reporting)

Translation: Marganit W.


Judge: Lieut. Col. Menahem Lieberman

Police Investigator: Zed Aktish

Defense: Attys. Ma’amoun Hashim, Firas Sabah, Judd Kadamani, Eyad Naboulsi


Three cases in the docket. Two detaineesinfo-icon (the Mugrabi couple) are barred from seeing counsel.


Today, too, Justice Lieberman serves as typist.


Muhammad Shafik Kamal M’rar – ID 404305294

The Investigator requests 8 additional days for the investigation.

There is agreement on 7 more days before the case goes to the prosecution.

Defense: Ma’amoun Hashim


Ahmad Yusuf Mugrabi – ID 410305569(barred from seeing counsel)

Defense: Judd Kadamani

The investigator requests 15 days.

Mugrabi was convicted in 2002. The present investigation is based on new intelligence.

“I think he denies the charges,” says the attorney, who has not met with his client.

The defense wants to know what the charge is, and if the investigators realize that it may be a case of settling accounts. There is no clear answer.

The defense asks the court to investigate the detainee’s physical condition.


Hanadi Mussa Muhammad Mugrabi  ID 903783215

The defense wants to know if the defendant is barred from seeing her attorney, and is she detained just because she is Ahmad Mugrabi’s wife.

The investigator’s reply: Very possibly.

The judge asks if there are small children at home (the husband has been in prison since 2002)

Answer: No small children.

Question: What links her to the incident?

The investigator checks and then refers the defense to the secret file.

The defense wants to know what the detainee’s rights are – including the right to remain silent.

Since he is not allowed to meet his client, the attorney asks the judge to find out if Hanadi has any special needs, so he can relay the information and meet her needs.


We leave the courtroom, as is customary in cases of “barred” detainees, and wait in the hall to see the detainee. We cannot find out where the interrogations take place.

She is wearing civilian clothes, not prison uniform, and is led in by a women and 2 men.

Two people, minimum information.