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New suspicions against former Israeli president

New suspicions against former Israeli president

Police say former Israeli President Moshe Katsav, currently appealing a rape conviction, is now suspected of harassing a witness in the case.
Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says two private investigators hired by Katsav appear to have harassed the witness. Rosenfeld said the investigators were hired after the former president was convicted in December and sentenced to seven years in prison.
Israeli media said they are suspected of harassing the rape victim and other witnesses. They said the investigators were told to dig up evidence that would undermine their credibility.
The new suspicions against Katsav had been under a gag order that was eased on Monday.
Katsav lawyer Avigdor Feldman told Israel Radio that the Katsav family hired private investigators but instructed them to operate within the confines of the law.


Updated : 2021-06-20 19:11 GMT+08:00