Israel ex-President Moshe Katsav jailed for rape
22-Mar-2011 (one comment)

Israel's former President Moshe Katsav has been jailed for seven years for rape and other sex offences.

He was convicted at an earlier hearing of raping an employee in the 1990s when he was tourism minister, and of later sexual offences while he was president.

The rape victim, known as Woman A, told the court he had first attacked her at the tourism ministry office, and later at a hotel in Jerusalem.

Katsav resigned from the largely ceremonial post of president in 2007.

He had initially agreed with prosecutors to plead guilty to sexual misconduct, avoiding more serious charges.

But he later withdrew the agreement and denied the rape allegations.

recommended by Darius Kadivar


Darius Kadivar

And Some claim Israel is Not a Democracy ? ;0)

by Darius Kadivar on

Seems Israelis have less double standards than us French when it comes to Justice.
Jacques Chirac got away with it. No Sex crime like Katzav but created 20 fake jobs when he was mayor of Paris. The scandal broke during his presidency but he had immunity. Now too old he has got away with that while any other ordinary citizen would be punished for the same crime.
        Jacques Chirac's Paris corruption trial halted (bbc)   VIVE LA REPUBLIQUE !   Liberty Equality Fraternity NOT !