Rafi Rotem is the poster-child of extreme corruption of government in general, and the justice system in particular in Israel (within the 1967 borders) today! He is likely to become a political prisoner.
OccupyTLV, May 24 - Dr Zernik, PhD, of Human Rights Alert (NGO), filed a request with Amnesty International for monitoring and assistance in the likely imprisonment of persecuted Israeli Tax Authority whistle-blower Rafi Rotem. [1,2,3]
As is the case in the United States, the persecution of whistle-blowers is one of the cardinal signs of collapse of civil society.
The next hearing in Rotem's criminal prosecution is scheduled for Monday, May 26, 2014, in the Tel-Aviv Magistrate Court.
Following is a copy of the letter to Amnesty International.
Joseph Zernik, PhD
Human Rights Alert (NGO)
* The Human Rights Alert (NGO) submission to the Human Rights Council of the United Nations was incorporated into the 2010 Periodic Review Report regarding Human Rights in the United States, with the note: "corruption of the courts and the legal profession and discrimination by law enforcement in California".
* The Human Rights Alert (NGO) submission to the Human Rights Council of the United Nations was incorporated into the 2013 Periodic Review Report regarding Human Rights in Israel, with the note: "lack of integrity of the electronic records of the Supreme Court, the district courts and the detainees courts in Israel."