Court: No freezing new orders to migrants to come to Holot detention center

The Tel Aviv District Court on Sunday rejected 12 African migrants’ requests to freeze orders they received from the state to present themselves at the open Holot detention center pending a ruling on the constitutionality of the orders.

The migrants had hoped for a victory on the momentum of 1,200 other migrants being released from migrant detention centers last week following a High Court of Justice ruling a few weeks ago that holding migrants in detention for 20 months was too disproportionately long to pass legal muster.

However, the same High Court decision did not invalidate the idea of detaining migrants for a shorter period of time, with hints that 12 months might have been sustained by the court.


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