The Supreme Court ruled on Sunday that former president Moshe Katsav
will not be allowed a further appeal hearing in his rape trial.
The former president is currently serving a seven-year prison
sentence after being unanimously convicted in the Tel Aviv District
Court in 2010 of two counts of rape, two counts of sexual harassment,
an indecent act using force, and obstruction of justice.
Supreme Court Justice Esther Hayut wrote in her ruling that the
former president's defense team had "left no stone unturned" in their
request for an additional appeal hearing, but said the arguments raised
did not justify further discussion on the court's ruling.
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