Katsav in court for appeal 311 R.
(photo credit: REUTERS/Baz Ratner )
Former president and convicted rapist Moshe Katsav was set to request on
Thursday an additional 60 days to file for another hearing at the Supreme
This follows the 45 extra days that the court previously gave him,
which will end this week. In the request that attorney Zion Amir was expected to
file, it said: “In light of the great scope of the court ruling and material of
the case, the defendant’s team needs more time to write full explanations in the
extension request... the defendant’s team is also considering personnel changes,
which require additional time.”
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The move comes a week-and- a-half after
Katsav’s defense lawyer, Avigdor Feldman, said that he would not request a
Speaking at the conference of the Center for Law
and Media at Bar-Ilan University, Feldman had said that Katsav didn’t stand a
chance of changing the Supreme Court’s decision, because the “justices didn’t
listen to him and decided to embark on a media campaign.”
his seven-year prison sentence in early December, still holding tight to his
claim of innocence.
“One day, the truth will come out. I don’t know when.
It’ll be with or without me,” he said. “I’ve acted honorably with everyone,” he
outside his Kiryat Malachi home on the day that he was taken to
Despite his repeated denial of any wrong doing, three Supreme
Court justices ruled unanimously
against his appeal last month.