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Israel: anti-judicial corruption protester placed under compulsory psychiatric hospitalization

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Joelle Ben Simone protested corruption of the family courts in front of the office of Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, demanding to speak with the Minister. Finally, Minister Shaked talked with her for a few minutes, resulting in Ben Simone's compulsory psychiatric hospitalization. California attorneys, who protest judicial corruption, face similar predicament, typical of repressive regimes...

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Figure 1: Joelle Ben Simone -- protested family court corruption -- ended in compulsory psychiatric hospitalization in Jerusalem

OccupyTLV, August 13 -- compulsory psychiatric hospitalization of Joelle Ben Simone came to an end this past Tuesday, with her release from Eitanim hospital in Jerusalem. Only then were the underlying records discovered through the efforts of activists and several attorneys, who came to her assistance.
The records are published, with Ben Simone's agreement, as part of her protest.

Ben Simone protested for four days in front of the office of Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked against family court corruption. She demanded to speak with the Minister. Finally, Minister Shaked agreed to speak with her for a few minutes.
Soon after, steps were taken to force Ben Simone into psychiatric hospitalization.

The law in Israel is clear, involuntary admission is permitted only if the person poses immediate, material danger to self or others. The records show how the law was abused.

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Figure 2: Social Worker Hadas Weiss July 27, 2016 fax


July 27, 2016 fax by Social Worker Hadas Weiss, the Gush Etzion regional council
Social Worker Hadas Weiss's fax to the Jerusalem District Psychiatrist stated that Weiss had been contacted by "Ms Yael Kutik", and urged action by the District Psychiatrist regarding Ben Simone.
Since there was no claim of violence, the danger was fabricated by the fact that the Ministry of Justice is located in East Jerusalem, and therefore -- security risk for Ben Simone to stay there. However, the Ministry of Justice complex was and is under high level security 24/7...
"Ms Yael Kutik" turned out to be Attorney Yael Kutik, Freedom of Information Officer of the Ministry of Justice. How she came to be the coordinator of Ben Simone's abuse remains unclear...

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