Israel’s Supreme Court has ordered authorities to explain why two Shin bet interrogators who shook a detainee to death were not prosecuted.
Abdel-Samad Harizat, 29, died after an April interrogation by the Shin Bet, Israel’s domestic intelligence service.
A pathologist who attended his autopsy said he had suffered fatal injuries from being violently intelligence service.
After a petition from a group called the Committee Against Torture, the court gave Attorney General Michael Ben-Yair 45 days to explain why the interrogators and their superior were not prosecuted in a criminal court for Harizat’s death.
The two interrogators were censured in an internal disciplinary hearing.
Harizat, reportedly a member of the Islamic fundamentalist Hamas movement, had been questioned in connection to a series of bomb attacks against Israel.
The interrogators have violently shaken Harizat under a special permit allowing the Shin Bet to use harsher methods in questioning suspected Islamic militants.