"Any other criminal convicted of this type of crime is placed in detention until the conclusion of the proceedings.....". Is this true? I don´t have.... - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Alterman
    • 19.05.11 | 11:17 (IDT)

    ....access to all the relevant facts and statistics. Is there a risk that Katzav committes additional crimes/rapes? Is there a risk that the flees the country? These are the relevant questions. If the answers to both questions are no, then it would be ok to let him stay at home until the proceedings are over. This is standard procedure in many countries. But if the Haaretz Editor is right, then this decision by Danziger is a disgrace. And there are tendencies in Israel that a former President should be just a little bit above the law. This attitude, possibly reflected by judge Danziger, is a threat against the foundation of our State.

    from the article: Katsav ruling undermines public trust in the courts
    First published 01:37 19.05.11 | Last updated 01:37 19.05.11
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