Suspect arraigned in murder of Muslim leader in Ramle

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February 25, 2013 20:44




Over four months after the head of the Ramle Waqf was found murdered in the city's Great Mosque, a suspect in the killing was arraigned in the Ramle Magistrate Court on Monday.

Khaled Darwish, will remain in custody for at least 6 days while police work on building a case for an indictment against him in the killing of Mohammed Taji, one of the most well-known community leaders in Ramle.

Darwish's lawyer Shukri Tabik told the court that his client, who was arrested on Sunday, had no personal or business relationship whatsoever with Taji, and that he only knew him “because everyone in Ramle knows him.”

“He has no personal connection to him and no idea whatsoever who killed him or why,” Tabik said outside the courthouse on Monday, adding that a previous suspect had also been arrested following the murder and later released.


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