Supreme Court upholds prison sentence for police vigilantes

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September 20, 2010 20:14

The Supreme Court on Monday upheld a year-long prison sentence handed down to four Nahariya police officers convicted of planting explosives in the vehicle and home of underworld kingpin Michael Mor.

The four officers - Yaniv Ashur, Yossi Levi, Rami Musa and Eldad Hadad - said the sentence was unjust and they had had acted in self defense, after their superiors had ignored please for assistance in the face of a campaign of intimidation by Mor against the officers, which included the throwing of a grenade and planting of explosives.

But a panel of three judges - Salim Jubran, Yoram Danzinger, and Yitzhak Amit - ruled that the officers "coarsely trampled the law," adding that the officers' actions "cannot be accepted in a law abiding democratic country."


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