“People are afraid to speak,” says arrested Israeli Jewish activist | The Electronic Intifada

A Jerusalem court eventually ordered Butavia’s and Nawi’s unconditional release, stating that the police had provided no substantiation of the suspicions against them. But Butavia told The Electronic Intifada that the court did order them not to speak to each other for two to three months, as the police had requested, significantly hindering their work. In the video, Butavia says that he cannot discuss details of his interrogation but that torture methods were used against him and others: “Things with which you don’t imagine you’ll have to cope. It appeared that for them, the goal justified the means.” Butavia refers to experiencing “psychological warfare” as well as physical violence and allegations of pedophilia. He believes the attack on him and Nawi has succeeded in silencing others.

Source: “People are afraid to speak,” says arrested Israeli Jewish activist | The Electronic Intifada