Justice Ministry: No indictments in Tristan Anderson case

January 31, 2010 19:05


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The Justice Ministry on Sunday said no indictments will be handed down in the case of an American activist who was seriously injured in a violent protest against the security barrier in Ni'lin last March.

Tristan Anderson of Oakland, California, was struck in the head by a tear gas canister during a demonstration in the West Bank village. Palestinians were throwing rocks, and security forces fired tear gas and rubber-coated bullets.

Justice Ministry spokesman Ron Roman said Sunday that a police investigation showed there was no criminal intent in harming the 38-year-old Anderson, who was left comatose. Hospital representatives would not comment on his condition Sunday.

Human rights activists complain that few cases against Israeli security forces are prosecuted.

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