Court convicts police for leaving Arab man on road to die

May 28, 2012 15:58

The Jerusalem Magistrate's Court on Monday convicted two police officers of negligent homicide for leaving an injured Palestinian man on the side of the road to die.

Judge Haim Liran rejected the arguments made by the police officers for why they left Abu Jariban, injured at the time, by the road-side on June 12, 2008, where he died of dehydration.  

Jariban had been seriously injured in a car accident on May 28, 2008 while driving a stolen car and had been in Israel illegally.

Jariban was initially hospitalized, following which he was released into police custody. But he still required medical attention and rehabilitation. Although there was an attempt to admit Jariban to an Israel Prison Service medical facility, since the facility was full, the officers decided to leave him by the road-side.

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