Daily Archive: Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Israeli soldier filmed killing Palestinian released from prison
Elor Azaria was released from Israeli prison after serving nine months for shooting dead an injured Palestinian in 2016.

An Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter for shooting dead an injured Palestinian was freed from prison on Tuesday, the army said, after spending nine months behind bars. Elor Azaria was initially sentenced to 18 months in prison …

Saudi Arabia sees dramatic increase in detention without trial
Saudi Arabia is detaining thousands of people for more than six months, in some cases for over a decade, without referring them to courts for criminal proceedings. Saudi Arabia's attorney general should promptly charge or release all criminal defendants and stop holding people arbitrarily.

Human Rights Watch analyzed data from a public online Interior Ministry database, which revealed that authorities have detained 2,305 people who are under investigation for more than six months without referring them to a judge. …