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Demonstration to protest the persecution of Cohen

Demonstration to protest the persecution of Matan Cohen

Where: Jerusalem Courthouse in the Russian compound. When: Sunday Feb 6 11:30 am. Details: Matan Cohen: 050.849.9068

16-year old Matan Cohen was arrested at a demonstration in Khallet Al- Dar on Tuesday and has been charged with assaulting a police office with aggravating circumstance. See https://israel.indymedia.org/feature/display/1958/index.php where Cohen can be seen pinned down by several officers.

The charges are baseless, as even the commander of the police station where Cohen was held overnight agrees. Nevertheless, in an unprecedented move, the prosecution is demanding that he be held in custody until the end of the trial! Just the fact that the prosecution even asks for such conditions to be placed on a 16-year old is a severe escalation of political persecution of leftist activists not seen since Tali Fahima. Cohen is currently under house arrest until Sunday when a hearing will be held on the extension of his arrest.

Please come and support Matan this Sunday Feb 6 at 11:30 at the Jerusalem Courthouse at the Russian compound. A demonstration will be held outside the courthouse. We should show a large presence this time to deter further persecution. Any one of us can be next.

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