Saturday, 25 February 2017

UN rights office decries Israeli sentence as excessively lenient


Image result for The UN human rights office says the 18-month jail sentence handed down to an Israeli soldier for killing a wounded Palestinian man is excessively lenient and unacceptable
The UN human rights office says the 18-month jail sentence handed down to an Israeli soldier for killing a wounded Palestinian man is excessively lenient and unacceptable.
  The Israeli soldier Elor Azaria, who shot Abdel Fattah al-Sharif Elor in the head after he was incapacitated following a knife attack in March 2016, was sentenced to 18 months' imprisonment.
  Responding to the sentence, the UN human rights spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani stated that the international body was deeply disturbed at the lenient sentence given by the Tel Aviv Military Court earlier this week to an Israeli soldier convicted of unlawfully killing a wounded Palestinian in an apparent extrajudicial execution of an unarmed man who clearly posed no imminent threat.
She further stated that the 18 months’ sentence is a breach of confidence in the justice system as Manslaughter carries a maximum punishment of 20 years under Israeli law, 
Previous Post
Next Post

About Author

0 comments: