Arrest of Fadi Quran on February 24th, 2012

On February 24, 2012, the Israel Border Police were operating at the scene of a violent riot in the city of Hebron, in the West Bank.

The riot included objects being hurled at security forces, and two Palestinians were arrested for throwing stones. In addition, Mr. Fadi Quran was placed under arrest by the Border Police on suspicion of assaulting a police officer and interfering with the ability of the Border Police to carry out their duties.

Mr. Quran was brought before the military courts on February 27th upon request by his lawyer for early release.

This request was rejected by the court on the grounds that the investigation was still in its final stages and was about to be provided to the Military Prosecution for review.

Mr. Quran was brought before the court for a second time the following day, February 28th, whereupon he was released on bail.

Once the investigation is complete, the case will be forwarded for legal review by the Military Prosecution, who will decide whether to take any action against Mr. Quran.

Mr. Quran has been provided with all his rights as a suspect, including the right to legal representation and a fair hearing before the courts.

Mr. Quran’s case is being adequately processed within an effective and independent military justice system, and he can be assured that his case will continue in strict accordance with the legal procedures and safeguards that are in place.