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הוא איש ציבור ישראלי. | An Iranian-born Israeli former politician and statesman.
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Former Israel president Moshe Katsav begins jail term for rape
Politician claims Israel has 'executed' an innocent man after being sentenced to seven years for assaulting a former employeeThe former Israeli president Moshe Katsav has entered a minimum security prison to begin a seven-year sentence for rape.Katsav, 66, was convicted last December of assaulting a female former employee when he was a cabinet minister and sexually harassing two other women while president, from 2000 to 2007.The Iranian-born politician, who has repeatedly declared his innocence, remained free while he appealed against his case, but the supreme court upheld the conviction last month and sent him to prison.TV footage showed him entering the Maasiyahu jail in central Israel, where he became the highest-ranking Israeli official to be imprisoned.Katsav looked agitated and overwhelmed as he addressed journalists before beginning his sentence. He accused authorities of ignoring evidence that could clear him and claimed "the truth will come to light"."The state of Israel is ex
Moshe Katsav handed seven-year prison sentence for rape
Former Israeli president set to appeal after being jailed for raping one woman and sexually harassing two other staffFormer Israeli president Moshe Katsav has been sentenced to seven years in prison for rape and other sexual offences following a year-long trial which ended with his conviction in December.Katsav, president from 2000 to 2007, said he was innocent and was being persecuted by the courts and Israeli society at large. He is expected to appeal.Katsav was convicted of two counts of rape of an employee at the tourism ministry, where he was minister from 1996-1999. He was also convicted of the indecent assault and sexual harassment of two other employees at the President's Residence in Jerusalem during his presidency.The president was given the chance of a plea bargain in which he could admit lesser charges but chose to fight all charges in a trial which, although conducted in private, was accompanied by leaks from both sides in the media.The judges told the court: "The crime of
Israeli court convicts former president of rape
Moshe Katsav faces at least four years in jail on two counts of raping an employee when he was tourism ministerIsrael's former president Moshe Katsav has been found guilty of rape and sexual harassment following a year-long trial, largely held behind closed doors to respect the privacy of the three complainants, all former subordinates.Political leaders and analysts praised the ruling, saying it showed that the law applied to everyone, including the president. But many expressed shame and embarrassment that a former head of state had been found guilty of such serious offences.Iranian-born Katsav, 65, abandoned a plea bargain two years ago that could have kept him out of jail, saying he wanted to prove his innocence. The panel of judges on the Tel Aviv district court said, however, that he had lied in his account of the events.The sexual offences took place during Katsav's terms as president and as minister of tourism. Complainant A accused him of raping her on two occasions, while comp
Moshe Katsav's rape conviction upheld by Israel's supreme court - video
Israel's supreme court upheld a conviction for rape against the country's former president Moshe Katsav, and said it saw no reason to change the seven-year jail sentence

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