MK Aryeh Deri Asks AG Elyakim Rubinstein to See Bar-On Evidence

Deri also requested the upcoming court dates in his trial be postponed.

MK Aryeh Deri’s attorney Navot Tel-Tzur has asked Attorney General Elyakim Rubinstein to allow him to view the evidence collected in the Bar-On investigation. In his letter, Tel-Tzur claims that the decision by State Attorney Edna Arbel and Attorney General Elyakim Rubinstein "harms the principle of equality before the law, is not in the public interest and undermines Deri".

In his letter, Tel-Tzur disagrees with the analysis of the evidence in the Bar-On affair. "Nitpicking evidence, as a sole means of distinguishing between suspects in an alleged conspiracy, is improper procedure, the result of which is destructive to the rule of law. This result is unacceptable. Indicting Aryeh Deri, after deciding not to indict the Prime Minister and the Minister of Justice for their roles in the same alleged conspiracy, is unreasonable and serves no useful purpose whatsoever".

In addition Tel-Tzur requested that the District Court in Jerusalem cancel the upcoming dates of Deri’s trial in order to prepare for the examination of several witnesses overseas. According to Tel-Tzur, cancellation of the dates is also necessary in order to prepare Aryeh Deri’s wife Yaffa Deri as a defense witness. Tel-Tzur claims that the Bar-On affair has caused the Deris distress, which harms Deri’s defense and makes it more difficult.

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