Sentencing a Jerusalemite and extending the arrest of 10 others from Esawyeh and Silwan
May 4, 2014

The District court sentenced on Sunday Ahmad Dirbas for 3 years of actual imprisonment on charges of membership in an organization and throwing stones and Molotov cocktails. Mohammad Mahmoud, Al-Dameer organization lawyer, explained that the District court judge sentenced Ahmad Dirbas for 3 years of actual imprisonment and pointed out that the public prosecution requested to imprison him for a period between 5 and 7 years. After several hearing sessions, the judge sentenced him for the above mentioned period which included a suspended probation for 5 months that is imposed on him by the Magistrate court. Extension of arrest In a related matter, the Magistrate court judge extended the arrest of Mohammad Mahmoud and the minor Seif Obeid until next Thursday; note that they were arrested on Sunday early morning hours after raiding their houses in the village of Esawyeh. The judge also extended the arrest of Yousef Obeid who was arrested few days ago until Monday on condition of presenting him to a psychologist. The psychologist said in his report that he doesn’t suffer from anything; note that lawyer Mohammad and Yousef’s family submitted documents and reports to show that he suffers from psychological problems. The judge also extended the arrest of Nour Eddin Obeid until next Thursday. The public prosecution submitted a prosecutor’s permit to submit an indictment against Hamed Obeid and the judge also extended his arrest until Thursday. Mouath Shyoukhi, Muntaser Shyoukhi, Firas Shyoukhi, Mohammad Abu Nab and Mohammad Tawil were presented to court on Sunday and the judge extended their arrest until 14/05/2014 to release them with conditions.