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  7/15/2012, Tammuz 25, 5772

Released by Court, Arrested by Police


A 17-year-old, identified as Yod, said, Sunday, that he intends to file a complaint for false arrest, after he was detained for an hour by police in Jerusalem's Old City, hours after a court released him from detention. Yod was one of three minors who were arrested nine months ago on suspicion of organizing retaliations against Arabs. Following detention in police custody for one-to-three weeks, they were released to house arrest, although in Yod's case it was detention in a yeshiva, which ended last week. According to the Honenu legal-aid organization, which represented Yod in a closed session of the Jerusalem Juvenile court, prosecutors asked, Sunday, to extend his arrest further, but the court sided with Honenu and ordered him freed. Police would not listen to Yod's claims about having been freed by the court.

Honenu attorney Yitchak Bam reacted by saying, "In its persecution of hilltop youth, the police are ignoring the explicit decisions of the court, which is a shame."