Katsav trial postponed for two weeks

The long-awaited day when former President Moshe Katsav was to admit in public for the first time that he committed sexual crimes against women who had worked for him was postponed for two weeks on Tuesday, a day before the trial was scheduled to open, the Justice Ministry said. Katsav's lawyers, Zion Amir, Avigdor Feldman and Avraham Lavi, have demanded to see all the evidence gathered by police during the investigation of their client before the trial begins. Justice Ministry spokesman Moshe Cohen told The Jerusalem Post that the prosecution had agreed to the request.