Gag order on mosque torching suspect partially lifted

October 6, 2011 16:30


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The Kfar Saba Magistrate Court ruled on Thursday to partially lift a sweeping gag order that prevented publication of any details of legal proceedings against a man suspected of torching a mosque in Tuba Zanghariya overnight Sunday.

To date, court hearings regarding the suspect have so far been conducted behind closed doors.

Media representatives had objected to the gag order, arguing that because of the nature of the crime, it is in the public's interest to publish details of the suspect, particularly as his remand was extended for the second time until October 11.

Judge Michael Karshen agreed to reduce the gag order, although not to remove it completely, to take into account the public's right to know without compromising the investigation. The gag order still prohibits publishing the suspect's name and details of his identity.

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