Supreme Court upheld Katsav's 7-year sentence on two counts
of rape and other sexual offenses earlier this month; Katsav is due to start his sentence on December 7.
By Tomer Zarchin
Former President Moshe Katsav, whose appeal over his seven-year
sentence for rape and sexual offenses was rejected earlier this month, has petitoned the Supreme Court for a further hearing
on his case.
Thursday was the deadline for Katsav to make such a request
since his appeal was rejected fifteen days ago. Katsav's legal team have requested a further 45-day extension of the
Former President Moshe Katsav arriving at the Supreme Court last week.
Photo by: AFP
Katsav is due to start his sentence on December 7, and it is
thought highly unlikely that the Supreme Court will grant the request.
Israel's Supreme Court unanimously upheld the Tel Aviv District
Court's decision to convict former President Moshe Katsav of two counts of rape and other sexual offenses, and to sentence
him to seven years in prison earlier this month.