5 December 2011 | Palestinian Center for Human Rights
On Monday 05 December 2011, the Permanent Military Court in Gaza held the ninth session in Gaza City to consider the case relating to the death of the Italian solidarity activist, Vittorio Arrigoni. Lawyers from the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) attended the session in their capacity as legal representatives of the Arrigoni family.
During the session, the Court heard witnesses presented by the Office of the Military Prosecutor. One of the witnesses heard by the Court is a member of the Civil Defense Service, whose headquarter is located opposite Arrigoni’s former house in Gaza City. The Court adjourned the case to 19 December 2011 because of absence of the second witness.
During the session, the legal representative of one of the accused persons requested the release of his client on bail, but the Judge refused this request.
PCHR will continue to follow up the sessions held by the Court to consider Arrigoni’s case and update the Arrigoni family on developments, in coordination with the family’s representative, Attorney Gilberto Pagani, based on a power of attorney granted by the family to PCHR lawyers.