Israeli president faces rape charge

Israeli attorney general says there is enough evidence against Moshe Katsav.

    Katsav  faces charges of rape, harassment, abuse of power and obstruction of justice [AP]

    Mazuz's office issued a statement on Tuesday saying that it had collected enough evidence to support an indictment against Katsav on charges of rape, harassment, abuse of power and obstruction of justice, among other crimes. 

    The president enjoys immunity while in office and could be tried only after his resignation or end of term, which is later this year. His lawyers had indicated he would resign if indicted.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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