Israeli attorney and human rights activist Eitay Mack has long campaigned to force Israel to reveal and halt its arms sales to various violent regimes.
This week, Israel’s state attorney asked the high court to retroactively classify all the records and proceedings related to Mack’s latest suit, which attempts to compel the government to end its arms sales to Myanmar.
In an emailed statement, Mack likened the request to the methods of a “dictatorial regime.”
The judges rejected the sweeping censorship request, but agreed to place a gag order on a ruling in the matter that they were due to deliver on Wednesday.
Mack said that the judges decided to classify their ruling without giving him and other parties a chance to respond to the state’s request.
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