Police arrested two suspects in Jerusalem and Kiryat Gat on suspicion of inciting against the panel of three IDF judges who convicted Sgt. Elor Azaria of manslaughter on Wednesday.
Police said that the Jerusalem suspect, in his 50s, expressed “extreme criticisms” of the judges. The suspect will be brought to the Jerusalem Magistrates Court on Thursday, where police are seeking to extend his remand.
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In Kiryat Gat, a 22-year-old suspect was arrested for issuing threats against the judges on his Facebook on Wednesday; the suspect was released and banned from posting on Facebook for 30 days.
“Freedom of expression is a leg of democracy,” the Lakhish District Police said in a statement, adding that “the police will act harshly against those that exceed the limits [of expression] permitted to ensure justice.”
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