State buckles under pressure by NGO, releases 138 migrants detained in summer 2012

November 6, 2014 13:07


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The state buckled under pressure by an NGO to release 138 migrants who had been detained since summer 2012 rather than try to fight off the petition to the High Court of Justice filed in favor of the migrants.

Responding to the state's decision, the migrants lawyers Assaf Vitzan and Carmel Pomerance said it had taken the state too long to release the 138, but hoped that, "the decision shows that the High Court's decision [on migrants] has been internalized, in which it was made clear" that the state should "not imprison with no purpose and no legal proceeding people that it cannot expel."

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