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  5/1/2012, Iyar 9, 5772

Ariel: Bill Need for Body to Supervise State Attorneys


Member of Knesset Uri Ariel (National Union) told Arutz Sheva, Tuesday, that he expects that he will have no choice but to introduce legislation to create a supervisory body over state prosecutors that will be able to take complaints from the public. MK Ariel said he did not expect the creation of such a body to come out of a Tuesday afternoon meeting of the Knesset State Control Committee, of which he is a member.

Ariel's appraisal of the situation was based on a letter he received yesterday from Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein, indicating that Weinstein would tell the committee that he would look at the possibility of the body receiving public complaints a year after it is established. Weinstein also refused to set a timetable for establishment of the body. Ariel added that he had held back his bill at the request of committee chairman Ronnie Bar-On to reach a compromise with the attorneys.