Commenting on the denial of a petition by Zvi Struk against his sentence, and the lengthening of that sentence by the High Court, the Women in Green organization said Monday that “the legal system is seeking to prevent Orit Struk, head of the Yesha Human Rights Council, from undertaking her important activities by punishing her son. The legal system was waiting for this moment, and now they have a golden opportunity to stop Struk with an in-depth investigation. Today we understand how important is the work that Orit Struk does,” the group said.
The High Court has rejected the petition by Zvi Struk against a sentence that was imposed on him in the case of alleged mistreatment of an Arab. As a result, the Shilo resident will serve 30 months in prison. The incident took place some five years ago, when an Arab youth was hospitalized after allegedly being beaten. The beating was blamed on Sitruck, who denied the charges and said he had been set up by local Arabs. He was convicted of kidnapping and mistreating the 15 year old Arab in 2010.