Agree 100%. If all people convicted were not imprisoned until the Appeal process was concluded, then the same should apply to Katsav. But that is not the case and so the Court is making an exception for an ex-member of Israel's high society - and that is not a good precedent.
Egypt says verdict in Al-Jazeera case expected Saturday (AP)
from the article: No jail time for Katsav before outcome of appeal against rape conviction