30 days to make a decision regarding releasing the detained Martyrs’ bodies
May 16, 2017

The Israeli Supreme Court gave the public prosecution additional time to respond to the issue of detaining Martyrs’ bodies in their freezers.

The lawyer of prisoners’ affairs committee explained that the Supreme Court approved the public prosecution’s request and gave them additional time to respond to the issue of detained Martyrs’ bodies. The prosecution was given until the 14th of June to respond with a detailed explanation.

Lawyer Mahmoud added that the prosecution requested to postpone their response about Martyrs’ bodies claiming that the issue is being discussed on several levels and need additional time to finish their discussion and respond to court.

Lawyer Mahmoud pointed out that the Supreme Court held a hearing session on 22/3/2017 to discuss the appeal submitted in the names of the families of 5 Martyrs; Abdel Hameed Sroor, Musbah Abu Sbeih, Mohammad Tarayra, Mohammad Faqeeh and Rami Awartani. The judges decided to give the prosecution 45 days to respond to the case, and extended this period for an additional month based on the prosecution’s request.