Balashnikov apologizes to disabled man detained outside Knesset for wearing jeans

By JPOST.COM STAFF
October 16, 2007 16:16




Knesset director-general Avi Balashnikov apologized Tuesday to a man forced by polio to wear orthopedic devices on his legs, after he was detained on his way into the Knesset for wearing jeans, in violation of the new Knesset dress code. The man told Army Radio that the long wait had caused him severe pain in his legs. He explained that he had to wear trousers made of denim, as his leg braces could tear through lighter cloth.


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