Police car in Tel Aviv at night 311.
(photo credit: Yoni Cohen)
The Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court on Monday ordered the release of two Eritrean
migrants arrested last week on suspicion of rape, saying the evidence was
insufficient to keep the men in custody any longer.
appealed the decision and the court agreed to delay the men’s release until
Attorney Shiran Bergman, who is representing one of the
suspects on behalf of the public defender’s office, said the court ruled that
the investigation had not been sufficiently thorough.
Police would not
comment on the criticism.
The migrants were arrested last Wednesday after
allegedly luring an Israeli woman into an abandoned building on Tel Aviv’s
Hamasger Street earlier in the day.
One of the men raped her while the
other kept watch, according to police.
Police said the 39- year-old woman
had told them she was walking down the street when one of the men asked her to
help with his baby; when they reached the abandoned building the two men dragged
Police took the woman back to the scene of the alleged crime,
where they said she identified one