Israeli president questioned by Police

Police on Thursday questioned President Moshe Katsav on new allegations by one of the women involved in previous accusations of rape, sexual assault and fraud, police said.

Israeli president questioned by Police

Police on Thursday questioned President Moshe Katsav on newallegations by one of the women involved in previous accusations of rape,sexual assault and fraud, police said.

Katsav underwent more than two hours of questioning at his Jerusalem residence,police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said. He declined to give any details.

Israeli media said the charge was filed by one of the former femalesubordinates who have complained against Katsav in the past. Police have saidthe new complaint by one of the women had nothing to do with the previous ones.

In January, Attorney General Meni Mazuz announced his intention to indictthe president on charges of rape, sexual assault and fraud. The cases allinvolve women who worked for Katsav while he was president, and before that, asa Cabinet minister.

Following standard practice in charges involving senior officials, Mazuzsaid he would give Katsav a last chance to state his case before filing aformal indictment. A hearing is scheduled for May.

Katsav, who denies all wrongdoing, agreed to suspend himself from theceremonial position, but has refused to resign. His seven-year term is set toexpire later this year.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 20 Eylül 2018, 18:16
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