High Court to hear Katsav petitions

Former president's lawyer to respond to calls to reject plea bargain decision.

July 24, 2007 23:14
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A panel of five High Court justices headed by Supreme Court President Dorit Beinisch is set to resume hearings Wednesday on several petitions calling on it to reject Attorney-General Menahem Mazuz's decision to sign a plea bargain with former president Moshe Katsav. In accordance with the plea arrangement, Mazuz agreed to drop the most serious charges included in the original draft indictment. Attorney Avigdor Feldman, one of Katsav's lawyers, is due to respond to the petitions. The court will also decide on the prosecution's request to see some of the evidence gathered in the investigation that, it maintains, led Mazuz to agree to drastically watered-down charges. The petitioners are asking for an interim injunction to prohibit the state from filing the indictment and plea bargain in court until the High Court rules on the petition's core request to override Mazuz's decision altogether.

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