Israeli blogger's home ransacked
Admira Admon is a feisty Greek/Israeli independent journalist and blogger. She is one of the campaigners to free Roman Zadorov, the Ukrainian handyman who sits in prison for over 10 years for a crime over 68% of Israelis believe he didn't commit.
She doesn't hold back. She, like many others, speaks out about corruption of officials in Israel. She has faced many occasions of harrassment by the police. Actions then moved to her children. She refuses to be intimidated. This week, police broke into her home late at night.
In the middle of the night, the police broke in through the back door. Amira was asleep, half dressed. Her daughter was not dressed at all.
The owner of 3 St. Bernard dogs, who guard her - neighbours witnessed police tasering the animals. Cameras in the area were removed by the police, and one neighbour who spoke out was also hurt.
During the raid, it is alleged that police planted LSD in the daughters room. Amira has medical records of her daughter's heart defect and is fully aware that such drugs would never enter her home, nor would her daughter use such drugs. They took her daughter for investigation.
As an ex Mossad agent, Amira is aware of the techniques which can be used to intimidate and today she went to the police complaints office. Within an hour and a half, her daughter's telephone was returned to her.
"I refuse to be intimidated" Amira says. "I have the whole interview today recorded, and shall be taking matters further. I have just been informed since the meeting that the police may come back and take me and put me in jail!"
With another female journalist in prison today, the question must be asked if the authorities are so afraid, and of what?