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  10/11/2012, Tishrei 25, 5773

Court Order Against Detaining Sudanese Asylum Seekers

Judge Nava Ben-Or of the Jerusalem District Court issued a temporary order, Thursday, which prohibits the detention of asylum seekers from Sudan until a decision to the contrary. Interior Minister Eli Yishai had expressed his intent to start arresting Sudanese citizens, starting on Monday.

The matter of detaining asylum seekers has been referred to the Justice Ministry for study. Another court hearing has been scheduled for October 30th.