Thursday, December 30, 2010

Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav convicted of rape

JERUSALEM -- Israel's ex-President Moshe Katsav has been convicted of rape by a court in Tel Aviv. A panel of judges found Mr. Katsav guilty of raping an employee while he was minister of tourism in the 1990s. Furthermore, the court convicted the former president of sexually abusing two further complainants while he was serving as Israel's president.
Sentencing is expected to take place in January, and with rape commanding a jail term of a minimum of four years in Israel, commentators are expecting imprisonment in the light of the harshness of the verdict.
Women's groups in Israel have welcomed the verdict, arguing that allegations of sexual harassment are too often ignored.

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