Emmanuel women in court, Tuesday
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Emmanuel man released following wife's miscarriage

Father jailed following refusal to obey High Court ruling against school discrimination to be freed after his spouse loses baby

An Emmanuel resident whose wife miscarried two days ago will be released from prison, High Court judges ruled Wednesday.


The man, who was jailed last Thursday along with other men following his refusal to obey a High Court ruling against the discrimination policy at the Beit Yaakov school for girls, asked the court to order his release for humanitarian reasons due to this wife's medical condition. The court accepted the petition.


Judges Edmond Levy, Edna Arbel and Hanan Melcer addressed the claim that there was a connection between the miscarriage and the arrest warrant issued against the mother as well, and the father's request to be released in order to be with his wife.


According to the judges, the man was not by his wife's side after the miscarriage due to an error made by his lawyer in wording the request and not because the court refused to release him.


"It appears that those who went to so much trouble to report this affair to the media should have presented the real facts in order to prevent an additional attack on the court," the judges wrote.


Ynet learned Tuesday that the Maayanei Hayeshua hospital's medical staff believed the woman's mental state was what caused the miscarriage. The woman was scheduled to attend a hearing at the High Court of Justice which would have determined whether she and the other 21 women, who failed to report to detention centers last week, would be sent to jail.


The hospital's spokesman Moshe Friedman refused to confirm the details of the report out of respect for the patient's privacy.


The High Court ruled Tuesday that 13 of the 22 mothers from Emmanuel who refused to obey a court ruling in the Beit Yaakov school discrimination affair would not have to report to jail. The other women will be imprisoned after their husbands are released.


פרסום ראשון: 06.23.10, 20:49
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