Extending the arrest of 13 Jerusalemites and the release of one
August 29, 2013

The District and Magistrate courts extended the arrest of 13 Jerusalemites and released one. Mohammad Mahmoud, Al-Dameer organization lawyer, said that the Magistrate court extended the arrest of Suhaib Afaneh, Ahmad Natsheh, Louai Jaber, Majd Ashhab, Ahmad Shahin, Ahmad Zmurod and Ahmad Daoud Obeid until Thursday to continue investigating them on charges of throwing stones at Israeli forces. The Israeli forces had arrested 5 Jerusalemites from Damascus gate on charges of throwing stones at an Israeli bus, and arrested three young men from Esawyeh during clashes that broke out in the village on Tuesday. Witnesses said that signs of torture were obvious on the bodies of Shahin, Zmurod and Obeid from Esawyeh because of Musta’ribin unit’s assault on them; it is noteworthy that Ahmad Obeid is mute. The District court extended on Tuesday the arrest of Mahmoud Shahin Alyan until next Monday. The District court also held a session for Ahmad Sandouka and another session has been scheduled on the 12th of September, 2013 to sentence him; a sentencing session for Mohammad Amin Abbasi is scheduled to be held on the 5th of November, 2013. The District court also extended the arrest of Thaer and Ali Mheisen until 08/09/2013 when the so-called “conduct officer” will release his report, in order to consider the possibility of releasing them with a bail and house arrest.