"Very serious offense": Technion doctoral student arrested by GSS on suspicion of contact with foreign agent
The suspect, a 40-year-old Haifa resident, was detained for a day and then released under house arrest under restrictive conditions.
Although her house arrest has been extended, she will still be able to attend the Technion.
The judge at the hearing: "There has been progress in the investigation. This is a very serious offense and there is a fear that the suspect will endanger public safety."
Friday, January 21, 2022, 5:00 p.m.
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A doctoral student at the Technion was arrested by the GSS on suspicion of contact with a foreign agent. The suspect, a 40-year-old Haifa resident, was detained for a day and then released under restrictive conditions
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They are very huge and we are working on them, "said Sergeant Major Arnon Davidian on behalf of the Coastal District Central Unit.
He added that "this is a very serious offense, contact with a foreign agent, this is an evidentiary infrastructure that is strengthening day by day."
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The judge, Dr. Zaid Fallah, was convinced of the reasonable suspicion that the doctoral student in question had committed the offense attributed to her and noted in his decision "there has been progress in the investigation, which may justify complying with some of the requirements.
The security forces and the investigation must be allowed to complete their investigation to the end, in order to get to the truth.
"The judge added that" there is a fear that if I do not meet the requirements, the suspect will endanger public safety. " Full house arrest at her mother's house, in a village in the Beit Netofa Valley.
She was also banned from entering the city of Haifa until the beginning of March, except for weekly visits to the Technion.
Lawyer Khaled Mahagna, representing the doctoral student, today appealed the decision to the Haifa District Court.
On Sunday, Judge Nasser Jahshan will hold a hearing on the matter.
An acquaintance of the suspect told Walla!
Because this is not the first time she has been arrested on similar grounds and because she believes it is harassment.
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