After 7 months of actual imprisonment and house-arrest, acquitting a child from the charges against him
June 21, 2016

The Magistrate judge acquitted on Tuesday 16-year old Malek Shqeir from the charges against him after spending 7 months between actual imprisonment and house arrest.

Lawyer Mohammad Mahmoud explained that the Magistrate judge decided to acquit Shqeir from the charges of throwing stones in the village of Jabal Al-Mukabber after a hearing session was recently held to hear the testimonies of policemen who arrest the child last October when he was heading home. Clear contradictions were revealed from the testimonies of the policemen.

Lawyer Mahmoud added that the judge extended the arrest of his client until Tuesday when he was acquitted of all charges against him.

The lawyer added that his client was arrested on 19/11/2015 after leaving school and while heading home in the village of Jabal Al-Mukabber. He was injured by a rubber bullet in his leg and remained under arrest until 14/12/2015 when he was released on condition of a bail and house-arrest in addition to deportation to the village of Abu Ghosh.

Lawyer Mahmoud also added that the court approved the return of his client to the village of Jabal Al-Mukabber last April after he had submitted several requests; the judge also allowed him to go to school with a companion.