Ex-partner's suicide threats are 'extortion,' judge rules

November 20, 2011 14:33

In a precedent-setting ruling on Sunday, Judge Benny Sagi in the Tel Aviv Magistrates' Court ruled that a Tel Mond resident who threatened to kill himself if his partner left him was guilty of extortion.

This is the first case in which a judge ruled that a case of emotional blackmail between partners in a relationship constituted an offense of extortion.

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