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  2/13/2013, Adar 3, 5773

Anat Kam's Lawyer Defends Silence on Jailed Australian


Attorney Ilan Bombach, an expert on security and administrative cases came out against the Members of Knesset who sought to publicly expose information regarding the Australian prisoner incident. Bombach was the lawyer for Anat Kam, the journalist who is currently in jail for participating in the publication of classified army documents.
 
"This abuse of the diplomatic immunity granted to Members of Knesset is serious and very problematic," he stated. On Tuesday three MKs pushed for a public statement regarding the man with Australian citizenship who may or may not have been in an Israeli jail and may or may not have committed suicide.
 
Bombach said that he doesn't think MKs should be allowed to circumvent a gag order because it would "harm state security and public safety."