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  Tamuz 4, 5772 , 24/06/12

Bar Association: Police Violated Demonstrators' Rights

Co-chairmen Uri Keinan and Avi Himi of the Criminal Forum of the Israel Bar Association sent a letter to Police Commissioner Yochanan Danino, Sunday, complaining that a number of the approximately 80 people arrested during social-justice demonstrations, Saturday evening in Tel Aviv, were not allowed to consult with attorneys. They called it "a most important right, if not the most important right of a suspect" to guarantee due process.

Bar Association head Doron Barzilai condemned acts of vandalism on the part of demonstrators as well as the tough response of the police, explaining that the right to freedom of expression is important, but not at the expense of security, property and public order.

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