The District court cancels an indictment submitted against the ill young man Ahmad Obeid from Esawyeh
March 9, 2014

The District court judge in Jerusalem cancelled last Thursday an indictment against the 19-year old Ahmad Daoud Obeid from the village of Esawyeh. Mohammad Mahmoud, Al-Dameer organization lawyer, said that the District court judge cancelled the indictment submitted against his client Ahmad Obeid which included charges of throwing stones at Israeli forces on 27/08/2013 during clashes in the village of Esawyeh. He explained that his client was recently presented to a medical committee selected by the court which acknowledged that he is not qualified for the trial because he suffers from bad psychological and medical conditions. The lawyer pointed out that a governmental psychological doctor had confirmed in a previous court session that Ahmad Obeid is healthy and does not suffer any mental or psychological illness to prevent his trial. The lawyer refused the report and requested to present him to another medical committee since the psychological illness and disability that his client has are obvious and do not really need any reports; note that he is mute. Obeid was arrested, assaulted and severely beat on the above mentioned date and was released at the beginning of last September with a financial guarantee and house arrest conditions until the legal procedures against him are completed. He stayed under open house arrest since September of last year until today’s date.