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Israel: President of the violent change the wording of the charges

November 14 2006

With a Lawyer "chicanery", Israeli president Moshe Katsav presented an a similar language, but is much softer than the "rape" allegations.

Instead, the court will consider his allegations of "forcible sexual assault" and "sexual intercourse without the consent of the other side", which is quite different articles of the Criminal Code and other punishments.

The trial itself over the president of Israel must begin no later than March 2007. Currently, the Ministry of Justice is trying to quickly finalize the indictment to allow the defense more time.

As expected, the fundamental intent to bring charges against the President of the Attorney General of Israel Menache Mazuz announced publicly in December, as soon as the issue is resolved deprived of the possibility of suspension of authority Katsav before the end of his trial. It is reported by the newspaper Haaretts.

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