ISRAEL : there is a whole story behind this photo and these women. The 4 religious ladies are the wives of Daniel Ambash, a well-known dancer, from France, currently serving a prison term accused of slavery, sexual offenses and economic exploitation of his family. The Ambash family is considered by the authorities as a sect. The Court decision considers those women as victims but still put them in jail (because any modern democracy, like Israel claims to be, throws the victims of slavery in jail after having beaten and threatened them) ! Their children were taken away from them and were placed in shelters. Since their release, after they were declared innocent (I repeat INNOCENT !) by the court, they fight back to prove that the case against them was made up by the police, the Prosecutor and the social workers. In this fight they asked my legal assistance. After having investigated a LOT on the case, I accepted, obviously NOT for the money, but for one main reason: it's very easy to manipulate the public by presenting people like monsters, especially in such context. The whole process was deeply flawed (including the investigations, the various trials and the rest). The story reminds me a book of Kafka. There are so many irregularities that any normal person could think "oh this cannot be happening" but still it does happen and just in front of our eyes. A whole State machine against one single family.
Policy advisor and Campaigns Coordinator
International Human Rights Law Expert Athens/Greece – Paris/France
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מומחה בינלאומי לזכויות אדם
אתונה/יוון – פריז/ צרפת.