Kadima MK Shai asks attorney-general to examine gag orders

August 16, 2009 10:58

MK Nahman Shai (Kadima) on Sunday questioned the decision to place gag orders on the details of the recent murders in central Israel and the theft at the Kirya military complex. "The gag order policy must be examined immediately," he wrote to Attorney-General Menahem Mazuz. "It appears that the courts tend to accept police requests for gag orders too easily. "There are investigations in which the publication of details would do no damage at all, particularly the theft of a gun and credit card details from a very senior IDF officer," he continued. "The basic right of the public is to know, and the law enforcement establishment has a duty to protect this right." In addition, Shai appealed to Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin to convene an emergency plenum session to debate the recent murders.

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