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New Justice Minister Gantz okays extension of virtual hearings for inmates

Newly minted Justice Minister Benny Gantz signs off on an order allowing detainees and prisoners to attend court hearings by video conference, due to concerns that bringing unvaccinated inmates to courthouses could lead to the spread of COVID-19.

A statement from Gantz’s office says he instructed ministry officials to weigh options for having inmates attend more in-person hearings, “to minimize the damage to their rights while ensuring maintaining health guidelines.”

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