Court: Man who threatened Nitzan not discriminated

District Court cancels ruling of discrimination in case of man who threatened State Attorney to show 'he only investigates nationalists.'

Shlomo Pyotrkovsky ,

Shai Nitzan
Shai Nitzan
Flash 90

The Lod District Court on Tuesday issued a ruling providing legality to the agreements reached between the state attorney's office and the lawyer of Uri Baram, who published videos against State Attorney Shai Nitzan.

Attorney Adi Keidar is representing Baram, who said he published the provocative videos "to expose the discrimination that Nitzan has in investigating complaints over incitement," arguing Nitzan showed openly leftist tendencies in giving Arab and leftist inciters a free hand as compared to nationalists.

The two sides had agreed to pull their mutual petitions that were submitted over the ruling of a Magistrate's Court on the issue.

However, the court on Tuesday ruled to cancel the ruling of the Magistrate's Court in the case, which found that Baram was the subject of discriminatory and selective enforcement, and therefore he is innocent due to abuse of process.

The judges explained the light punishment imposed on Baram on the background of his personal circumstances, the honest remorse he expressed, and the change he has gone through since being convicted, as well as circumstances of the case.

Several months ago the Kfar Saba Magistrate's Court had sentenced him to a year of conditional jail time and 400 hours of community service, after he was convicted of spreading a video calling to murder Nitzan.

Baram was convicted of incitement to violence and incitement to racism.