Knesset: Select police interrogations can continue without being videotaped

The Knesset State Control Committee on Tuesday extended for another 18 months an exemption for police from videotaping the interrogations of certain security detainees.

The move came after a 7-4 vote, but committee chairman Nissan Slomiansky slammed the government for “disrespecting” the panel.

According to Slomiansky, the government had years to come up with a new legal framework for addressing the issue in a way that balanced security concerns with detainee rights, but failed to make progress and shamelessly asked for a five-year extension right before the existing exemption was to expire.


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