On appeal, District Court cancels conviction of former MK Barakei for alleged tussle

The Tel Aviv District Court on Sunday threw out the conviction of former Hadash MK Muhammad Barakei by the lower Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court for allegedly attacking a right-wing demonstrator during a protest around 10 years ago.

Barakei was originally convicted in March 2014, but on an appeal by Adalah – the Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, a three judge panel of Judges Devorah Berliner, George Kra and Miriam Sokolov in December 2014 found that the lower court had declined to explain why Barakei’s acts were not covered by his parliamentary immunity.

Subsequently, the magistrate’s court explained its reasoning and stuck to its guns in convicting Barakeh, leading to a second and final appeal by Adalah.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/On-appeal-District-Court-cancels-conviction-of-former-MK-Barakei-for-alleged-tussle-402619

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