Katsav refuses to give DNA sample to police

March 14, 2012 13:53


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Former president Moshe Katsav on Wednesday refused to give the police a DNA sample as part of an initiative to collect DNA samples from all of prisoners, Israel Radio reported. Katsav is serving a prison term for sexual offenses. The police decided not to compel him to give a DNA sample at this time.

The laboratory unit for criminal identification is collecting samples from all prisoners in order to establish a DNA database for the police to help identify persons with criminal records in the future.

Katsav was the only prisoner who refused to give a blood sample. Katsav's attorney, Zion Amir, refused to respond to the report.

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