High court petition targets Mazuz deal

The plea bargain arrangement for outgoing president Moshe Katsav that has led to widespread public criticism will be challenged in the High Court of Justice on Sunday. The Movement for Quality Government, the Women's Network and other women's organizations are due to petition the court to issue an interim injunction barring the state from filing its indictment and plea bargain arrangement. The Jerusalem Magistrate's Court is due later Sunday morning to receive the state's indictment against Katsav, together with the plea bargain arrangement reached by the two sides on the charges to be filed against Katsav and the punishment he should receive. The court will then retire to decide when to hold the actual hearing.