Petition filed to delay new prisoner release

16.12.2011                      20.Kislev. 5772

Schalit-Austausch II:

Petition filed to delay new prisoner release

Israel Law Center wants more time for citizens to contest prisoner release in second stage of Schalit deal.

In a High Court petition filed Thursday morning, the Israel Law Center (Shurat HaDin) asked justices to delay the second stage of the Gilad Schalit prisoner-exchange deal. A total of 550 Palestinian security prisoners are set to be released on Sunday, according to a list published on the Prison Service website.
Thursday’s petition comes after the High Court decided not to accede to requests by terror victims in October to interfere in the release of 1,027 Palestinian security prisoners as part of the first stage in the government-brokered deal to free kidnapped soldier Schalit….