Katsav lawyers ask court to delay appeal due to vacations

By JPOST.COM STAFF
May 26, 2011 17:22

 
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The lawyers of former president Moshe Katsav on Thursday requested that the Supreme Court reschedule Katsav's appeal hearing set for the summer due to family vacation plans.

The court had previously decided in an uncommon move to hold the hearing during the summer.

Katsav was convicted in December of two counts of rape and other offenses, and was sentenced to seven years in prison.

Katsav's prison term was set to being on May 8, but last week Supreme Court Justice Yoram Danziger ruled that the former president could remain out of jail until the end of his appeal, following a request by his lawyers.

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