After four months of house arrest... the Magistrate court acquits Jamil Abbasi of the charge of “throwing stones”
April 1, 2014

The Magistrate court judge acquitted Jamil Abbasi of the charges of “throwing stones in Al-Aqsa Mosque” on Tuesday. Jamil said that the Magistrate court held a session that lasted for seven continuous hours regarding the charges of throwing stones in Al-Aqsa Mosque on 04/09/2013, and at the end of the session the judge decided to acquit him from the charges. Abbasi explained that the judge’s decision was based on contradictions in the testimony of the intelligence director and investigator. The evidences submitted were also contradictory (pictures and videos) as they didn’t have the time and date. Six other pictures were submitted to the judge where he was wearing two different outfits; note that a cameras specialist was called to the session who confirmed that there was chopping in the video recording. Abbasi added that the judge listened to the testimonies of his wife, his sister as well as his testimony and they were all similar as he was home on the morning of the 4th of September and did not leave as the occupation authorities claim that he was at Al-Aqsa and had thrown stones. Abbasi explained that he was arrested on 10/10/2013 on charges of throwing stones and was interrogated for several days and also interrogated his wife who denied his presence in Al-Aqsa on that day. He added that he was released on 24/10/2013 after his father got sick and was taken to the ICU in Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital; note that the decision to release him was subject to paying a financial bail and open house arrest with allowing him to go to the hospital in the presence of three companions. Abbasi was allowed a month and a half ago to start going to work with a companion.