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Police arrested 28 ultra-Orthodox suspects for blackmail of senior officials

In the night of Tuesday, April 18, police arrested at least 28 suspects in blackmail and threats against high-ranking officials and heads of major private and public companies, reported the press service of the police.

It is reported that the detainees are suspected of having tried to force advertisers to publish ads in the ultra-Orthodox publication «A Palace». During operation on detention of the suspects was searched in the newspaper and arrested a senior staff of a newspaper.

Undercover investigation lasted at least six months, and only after police had enough evidence, detained suspects.

April 18 detainees will be brought before the world court in Rishon LeZion, and the police will ask to extend the period of detention in custody. The second channel ITV said that the detainees belong to the so-called «Jerusalem-wing» ultra-Orthodox, which led protests «haredim» against the detention of deserters.

Police arrested 28 ultra-Orthodox suspects for blackmail of senior officials 18.04.2017

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