High Court Orders Closure of Detention Facility for African Asylum Seekers

Some 2,000 Eritreans and Sudanese are incarcerated in Holot 'open facility’ in Negev, which court rules must be shut within 90 days; court cancels amendment allowing incarceration without trial.

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The High Court of Justice ordered the state on Monday to close the Holot detention facility for asylum seekers within 90 days, a dramatic decision that marked the first time the court has ever struck down two...