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Ex-security chief flees Denmark over arrest fears

January 30, 2014 at 3:08 am

The former director of Israel’s Shabak internal security agency has been forced to flee from Denmark following a formal complaint accusing him of committing crimes of torture and brutality against Palestinian detainees.

Carmi Gillon was attending the Copenhagen Jewish Film Festival when he learned that a pro-Palestinian organisation had filed a complaint against him with the Danish police, demanding his arrest. Gillon is reported to have left the country hastily to avoid being detained. He is also a former Israeli ambassador to Denmark.

The Danish prosecutor’s office, however, rejected the complaint due to the lack of sufficient evidence. A similar complaint was submitted by a Danish member of parliament and several torture victims in 2002. That was also rejected by the legal authorities.

Source: Arabs48