Women's groups: Katsav's decision will allow plaintiffs' voices to be heard

Women's rights groups, who had been pushing for an annulment of the deal throughout, expressed satisfaction with former president Moshe Katsav's decision to annul the plea bargain with the prosecution in his case, saying that it would allow the plaintiffs to make their voices heard in court. "This is an opportunity for the court to call in all of the women who registered complaints against Katsav and were not given the opportunity to level their accusations," Rina Bartel, the chairman of the women's lobby said. "We have opined throughout that the plea bargain does not reflect the serious allegations against Katsav and have claimed that a just trial must be held during which all of the evidence will be brought to bear."