Tuesday, May 31, 2011

22/03 Sentence hearing in Israeli former president's rape trial opens

English.news.cn   2011-03-22 15:35:44

Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav attends a meeting with cancer fundraising volunteers at the president's official residence in Jerusalem October 17, 2006. (Xinhua/Reuters File Photo) 
JERUSALEM, March 22 (Xinhua) -- The Tel Aviv District Court convenes Tuesday morning to hand down the sentence of Israeli former President Moshe Katzav, who has been convicted of committing rape and other sexual offenses against female employees.
Legal proceedings against Katzav were launched in March 2009 behind closed doors. On Dec. 30, he was charged with several counts of rape and sexual harassment of former female employees who were subordinate to him during his tenures as tourism minister in the late 1990s and later as president.
Legal experts assess that the former president faces a four- to six-year prison term.
Editor: Xiong Tong

No comments:

Post a Comment