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HCJ 8102/03, 9733/03 - MK Zahava Galon et al. v. Minister of Defense et al. Decision
Judgment | 8102/03 | 15.12.2004
In a hearing on HaMoked’s petition against maintaining a secret detention facility, and on the petition of MK Zahava Galon to enable her to visit the facility, the justices criticized the state’s position that there was nothing wrong in holding detainees in a place that is kept secret. In the confidential part of the hearing, the court suggested to the state a number of ways to solve the problem. The state was to examine the suggestions and respond to the court within two months. After receiving the response, and based on its contents, the court will then determine how to proceed in the matter. The state indicated that, at that point in time, there were no detainees in the facility. The court directed that it be informed (ex parte) if during the interim period any detainee is kept there, in which case it will make the appropriate rulings.
The Secret Prison: On 15 December 2004, the High Court of Justice held a hearing on the petition filed by HaMoked: Center for the Defence of the Individual against the existence of a clandestine detention facility that is located in a secret army base and used for the interrogation of suspects. At the hearing, the justices criticized the state’s claim that it was permissible to hold detainees w... (02) 627 1698   (02) 627 6317

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