Legal aid society Honenu reported Thursday that the Magistrate’s Court in Petah Tikva has ordered the release of another minor who was arrested in the Duma arson murder case. The minor, a resident of central Israel, was released to house arrest for several days on financial bail. He was arrested two weeks ago, and only on Wednesday night, after 15 days of incarceration, was he allowed to see his attorney, Uri Keinan, who is employed by Honenu.
After the hearing, attorney Keinan said, “I’m glad that after 15 very difficult days the minor has been released, thank God. The child has been able to keep his spirits up under unbearable conditions in one of the harshest interrogations I have ever run across.”
The minor’s release is added to a list of now 4 releases in the Duma affair. Two days ago, another detainee was released after 30 days of harsh interrogations and torture, when it became clear that he has no connection to the affair.
It should be noted that the investigation of the Duma case is still under a gag order that began some time in the summer of 2015. The prosecution has promised the Petah Tikva court on Wednesday to indict at least one, maybe two suspects in this case in five days.