State to appeal court decision to deny Lador immunity

October 26, 2011 16:13

The Justice Ministry announced on Wednesday its intention to appeal against the Tel Aviv Magistrate's court decision to deny state prosecutor Moshe Lador immunity in the civil suit filed against him by former prime minister Ehud Olmert.

In a statement Wednesday afternoon The Justice Ministry said that by law, public officials cannot be sued personally for official acts carried out in the line of government duty.

The deputy attorney general, Sarit Dana, had decided on these grounds that Lador was immune from personal tort suits for his remarks in the Haaretz interview, the ministry spokesperson said.

According to the Justice Ministry, Dana's decision was made on the grounds of public interest in the matters dealt with by the state attorney's office.

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