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Legal News
9 Sep 2013
by Addison Morris

[JURIST] Former Israeli president Moshe Katzav [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] was allowed to leave the prison for 24-hours on Monday, marking his first furlough since his 2011 conviction for the rape of female employees in the 1990s. Katzav, who has consistently denied the charges, has served a quarter of … [read more]


Legal News
10 Nov 2011
by Katherine Getty

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Israel [official website, in Hebrew] on Thursday upheld the rape conviction of former Israeli president Moshe Katsav [BBC profile]. The court rejected [AP article] Katsav's appeal of his conviction for rape, sexual abuse and sexual harassment, finding that he misused his position as president, from … [read more]


Legal News
7 Aug 2011
by Daniel Makosky

[JURIST] Former Israeli president Moshe Katsav [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] on Sunday appeared before the Supreme Court of Israel [official website, in Hebrew] to begin the appeal of his conviction and seven-year sentence for rape and sexual assault [JURIST reports]. The proceedings, which are being held in open court, … [read more]


Legal News
18 May 2011
by Julia Zebley

[JURIST] Former Israeli president Moshe Katsav [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] had his seven-year prison sentence for rape and sexual assault delayed Wednesday pending the completion of his appeal [JURIST reports]. The Supreme Court of Israel [official website, in Hebrew] also ruled earlier that the 300-page appeal will be made … [read more]


Legal News
2 May 2011
by Julia Zebley

[JURIST] Former Israeli president Moshe Katsav [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] appealed to the Israeli Supreme Court [official website, in Hebrew] on Monday, shortly before he was to begin a seven-year prison sentence for rape and sexual assault [JURIST report]. The 300-page appeal includes requests [Jerusalem Post report] that Katsav's … [read more]


Legal News
22 Mar 2011
by Matt Glenn

[JURIST] The Tel Aviv District Court [official website, in Hebrew] sentenced former Israeli president Moshe Katsav [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] to seven years in prison Tuesday for sexually assaulting three women. The court convicted Katsav [JURIST report] in December, finding that he had assaulted a female employee of the … [read more]


Legal News
30 Dec 2010
by Eryn Correa

[JURIST] Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav [BBC profile] was convicted of two rape charges on Thursday, following his decision to rescind an earlier plea bargain. A Tel Aviv court found him guilty of assaulting a female employee of the Tourism Ministry during his time as Minister, and two women at … [read more]


Legal News
19 Mar 2009
by Andrew Gilmore

[JURIST] Former Israeli president Moshe Katsav [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] was indicted Thursday on two counts of rape for allegedly assaulting several female employees in the 1990s. The indictment, which was filed in Tel Aviv District Court, charges [Jerusalem Post report] Katsav with two counts of rape, multiple counts … [read more]


Legal News
9 Mar 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] Former Israeli president Moshe Katsav [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] will be indicted on rape charges for allegedly assaulting several female employees in the 1990s, according to an announcement by Attorney General Menachem Mazuz on Sunday. Katsav will face charges [Haaretz report] of raping one woman while he served … [read more]


Legal News
8 Apr 2008
by Michael Sung

[JURIST] Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav [BBC profile] rejected a controversial plea agreement [JURIST report] Tuesday, opting instead to face rape charges [JURIST report] first brought against him in 2006. Under the terms of the plea agreement, which was upheld [JURIST report] by the Israeli Supreme Court in February, Katsav … [read more]


Legal News
26 Feb 2008
by Leslie Schulman

[JURIST] The Israeli Supreme Court [official website] on Tuesday upheld a controversial plea agreement [JURIST report] for former Israeli President Moshe Katsav [official profile; BBC profile], in which Katsav was permitted to plead guilty to lesser sex charges in exchange for a suspended sentence and the dropping of rape charges … [read more]


Legal News
2 Jul 2007
by Michael Sung

[JURIST] Lawyers for former Israeli President Moshe Katsav [BBC profile] Monday defended a controversial plea agreement [JURIST report] in which Katsav is to plead guilty to lesser sex charges in exchange for a suspended sentence and the dropping of rape charges [JURIST report], accusing critics who have filed a legal … [read more]


Legal News
1 Jul 2007
by Natalie Hrubos

[JURIST] The Israeli Supreme Court [official website] put President Moshe Katsav's plea agreement on hold for 24 hours Sunday to entertain a legal challenge by a Israeli civil rights group Movement for Quality Government in Israel [advocacy website]. Katsav [official website; JURIST news archive] signed the plea agreement [JURIST report] … [read more]


Legal News
28 Jun 2007
by Michael Sung

[JURIST] Israeli President Moshe Katsav [official website; JURIST news archive] signed a plea agreement with prosecutors Thursday, under which he will admit to charges of indecent assault, sexual harassment, and obstruction of justice, and will resign from the presidency, in exchange for a suspended sentence and the dropping of rape … [read more]


Legal News
1 Apr 2007
by Melissa Bancroft

[JURIST] Israeli Attorney General Meni Mazuz notified lawyers for Israeli President Moshe Katsav [official website; JURIST news archive] that a second rape charge may be added to Katsav's indictment for alleged sex crimes. The additional charges were made by the same woman who originally accused Katsav [JURIST report] of sexual … [read more]


Legal News
28 Jan 2007
by Caitlin Price

[JURIST] An Israeli parliamentary subcommittee approved day an amendment Saturday that would require Knesset [official website] members to cast open rather than secret ballots in presidential elections. The "Peres law," so called because it would greatly favor presidential candidate Deputy Prime Minister Shimon Peres' [official profile] chances of winning, was … [read more]


Legal News
25 Jan 2007
by Katerina Ossenova

[JURIST] A parliamentary committee of the Israeli Knesset [official website] voted 13-11 Thursday to grant the request of Israeli President Moshe Katsav [official website; JURIST news archive] for a three-month temporary suspension. The Knesset vote preserves Katsav's immunity even though he faces possible charges of rape, sexual harassment, abuse of … [read more]


Legal News
24 Jan 2007
by Joshua Pantesco

[JURIST] Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert urged Israeli President Moshe Katsav [official profile] to step down Wednesday in the face of possible charges of rape and sexual harassment [JURIST report]. Haaretz quoted Olmert as saying that "In these circumstances there is no doubt in my heart that the president cannot … [read more]


Legal News
23 Jan 2007
by Katerina Ossenova

[JURIST] The office of Israeli Attorney General Menahem Mazuz [official profile] said Tuesday that there is enough evidence to indict Israeli President Moshe Katsav [official website] on various charges, including rape, sexual harassment, abuse of power and obstruction of justice [JURIST report]. Formal charges, however, can only be made once … [read more]


Legal News
29 Oct 2006
by Michael Sung

[JURIST] Israeli President Moshe Katsav [official website] Sunday evening rejected a recommendation issued earlier in the day by Israeli Attorney General Menahem Mazuz [official profile] that he voluntarily suspend his presidential duties pending the conclusion of a criminal investigation into alleged sexual harassment. In a legal opinion, Mazuz had informed … [read more]

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