“While torture is generally condemned, it is allowed in Israel in the limited situation of a ticking bomb. So why was it used in this case to solve a crime?”

Green-lighting torture in Israel: A tragic, unifying court decision
Ari Zivotofsky
September 5, 2022

In this contentious election season, it might seem a reason to celebrate that something unites people from across the political spectrum, from the far Left to the Right. Yet the Supreme Court decision from last Thursday in the case of Amiram Ben-Uliel, while indeed eliciting a unified response, a loud condemnation is anything but a cause to celebrate. The question in the appeal was simple: is a confession given 36 hours following seven hours of torture, which is admissible in an Israeli court? In Israeli law, a confession must be given freely and of the person’s own volition, and the appellant argued that a post-torture confession is coerced. To the shock and horror of most people, the court upheld the lower court’s decision to accept the confession. READ MORE

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