NPA probing SA journo's detention

2012-11-15 12:57

Johannesburg - The NPA is investigating the alleged detention of a South African journalist in Israel, Business Day reported on Thursday.

The National Prosecuting Authority's priority crimes litigation unit was investigating the detention of Gadija Davids in Israel after she was removed from a ship carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza in 2010.

South Africa has the right to investigate such crimes under the Implementation of the Rome Statue Criminal Court Act.

Deputy director of public prosecutions JP Pretorius wrote to Davids's attorney Ziyaad Patel on November 4 saying that after consulting with the police, reasonable grounds existed for an investigation into her detention, and a case docket was opened.

Pretorius said the NPA would communicate the case to the International Criminal Court.

Israeli authorities allegedly subjected Davids to "inhumane treatment". She was handcuffed with plastic cable ties and left to sit in the sun for hours. She was held in an Israeli prison and denied consular assistance.

  • JanGrimbeek - 2012-11-15 13:45

    And they start investigation only after 2 years ?

      Tiaan Liebenberg - 2012-11-15 13:51

      Yip, upon instruction from self-righteous Min. Ibrahim and Davies.

      aniken.vader.31 - 2012-11-15 13:58

      what happened to the zuma tapes?

      mujahid.marais - 2012-11-15 14:01

      Israel is immune to internationl laws it does not choose to follow.And nobody can do a damn thing about it.Deal with it

      aniken.vader.31 - 2012-11-15 14:15

      mujahid - I don't know what you are talking about: the npa seem to be the only ones in the world that think they can do whatever they want to israel LOL! (sarcasm hehehe) I swear it's as if they have nothing better to do!

  • john.m.mcdowall - 2012-11-15 13:52

    Can't they ever learn? Keep your nose out of what doesn't concern you and you will br left alone. Simple! All these bloody journalists or, muckrakers deserve what they get. They are part and parcel of the ills and woes that create the bulk of the sheit that goes on in this world.

      jeremy.thewasp - 2012-11-15 14:12

      Without them we wouldn't have news mate They do a damn good job and have my respect Yes they take chances but that comes with the job Journalism is either in your blood or it isn't

  • john.m.mcdowall - 2012-11-15 13:54

    They put themselves in the firing line and expect to be heros when it all goes wrong and expect to be bailed out by their government at tax payers expense. Not on my watch Dude.

  • dhavandran.palavar - 2012-11-15 13:54

    hope and pray that this is for real and not a red herring to keep the jurno quiet. bronco obama defended israel's bombing of the strip at the un. makes one wonder about the clout that sa might have in their "investigations".

      harry.dewet.5 - 2012-11-15 14:50

      Both Israel & the USA have no time or sympathy for any terrorists or terrorist supporters. They also have no time for the ANC government, because they know too well who the cANCcer's really are...

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