Moshe Katsav 311.
(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)
The verdict in the trial of former president Moshe Katsav will be delivered on Tuesday, December 28, the Courts Administration announced on Thursday.
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At the state’s request, Katsav’s trial in the Tel Aviv District Court was held behind closed doors.
The trial began on May 14, 2009, before Judges George Karra, Miriam Sokolov and Judith Shevach.
The only transcripts of the proceedings that were published during the trial were of the opening speeches by the defense and prosecution and a single day’s hearing.
The charges against Katsav include two counts of rape, one count of committing an indecent act using force, one count of committing an indecent act, two counts of sexual harassment, one count of harassing a witness and one count of obstructing justice.
The indictment includes alleged sexual misconduct on Katsav’s part
against three women including “Aleph,” who worked for him in the
Ministry of Tourism, and “Heh” and “Lamed Yod,” who worked for him at
The most serious charges against Katsav involve Aleph. According to the
indictment, Katsav raped her on two occasions and also used force to
commit an indecent act.
Katsav’s lawyers include Avigdor Feldman, Zion Amir and Avraham Lavie.
The state prosecutors in the case are Ronit Amiel and Nissim Merom.
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