Holot detention center completes release of 1,200 African migrants

The state on Wednesday completed the release of 1,200 African migrants from detention centers in the South, two weeks after the High Court of Justice invalidated the state’s 20-month detention period for migrants as unconstitutional for being disproportionately long.

The facilities had released approximately 600 migrants on Tuesday and released the remaining approximately 600 migrants designated for release on Wednesday.

The court had also partially rejected the petition against the law, ruling that jailing migrants at the Holot detention facility in the Negev in and of itself could be constitutional if the maximum detention period was shorter, with a hint that 12 months might pass muster.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Holot-detention-center-completes-release-of-1200-African-migrants-413339

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