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Katsav rape trial
Katsav was freed after serving five years of his seven-year sentence following the prosecution's announcement that it will not appeal the parole board's decision.
Katsav, who was sentenced to seven years in prison for rape, is going free after five years. 'There is no doubt that the prisoner has undergone a change,' parole board declares. Decision is cowardly and tainted, Meretz MKs say.
Prosecutors object to paroling Katsav, who has served five of his seven-year sentence for rape.
Moshe Katzav is five years into his seven year sentence for sexual crimes, including rape, and has been rejected twice already for failing to show remorse.
A parole board will discuss Katsav’s request for early release four months after rejecting a previous request to free him after serving two thirds of a seven-year sentence.
Two parole requests by Moshe Katsav were rejected earlier this year, despite prisoner rehab authority saying it discerned positive changes in his behavior.
Only 4.5 years into his 7-year sentence, parole board ruled against the former president, who has never voiced remorse for rape and other sexual offenses.
Though reluctant to admit wrongdoing, Katsav, who was convicted of rape, has recently changed his tune, and according to report gave parole board 'more details of where he went wrong.'
The former president, who is serving time for rape and other offenses, has never admitted to his offenses or expressed remorse for his actions.
Katsav is undoubtedly a rapist. But compassion requires us to accept he was punished justly with his public life all but dead.
Parole board to reconsider ex-president's request to commute his sentence by a third following the announcement of a new rehabilitation policy.
Prisoner rehab policy change could make Moshe Katsav, who is serving a seven-year sentence for rape, eligible for parole even without admitting he’d done wrong.
The disgraced former president, serving a seven year term for rape, is appealing the same board's rejection in April of his request to commute a third of his sentence.
Katsav, who is serving a 7-year sentence for rape and other sexual offenses, is appealing the parole board’s decision not to take a third off his sentence for good behavior.
Israeli journalists are afraid of criticizing Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife. Not just scared, but the terror that paralyzes anyone who hides in the attic from the storm troopers below.
Former president backtracks at last moment, instructs lawyers to ask to commute his seven-year rape conviction.
After being rejected last month for early release from a seven year sentence for rape, former president Moshe Katsav applies anew for a presidential pardon.
Moshe Katsav's brother, wife and daughter met with current president at least twice in past year; Katsav denies reports of depression.
The President's Residence clarifies that a new clemency request has yet to be filed following reports that Moshe Katsav's mental state has deteriorated after a parole board refused to shorten his prison sentence.
Parole board rejects Moshe Katsav's bid for release from prison after serving two-thirds of his seven year-term.
Katsav has served four years of seven-year sentence after 2011 rape conviction; prosecution opposes early release on grounds that he hasn’t shown remorse for his actions.
Prosecution convinced ex-president still doesn’t grasp the gravity of his misdeeds, as defense lawyer assails complainants.
Moshe Katzav is seeking to reduce his seven-year prison sentence for rape, sexual harassment and obstruction of justice.
Avichai Mendelblit cites prior acquaintance with Moshe Katsav, deferring his role in forming the government's position to the state prosecutor.
It is unseemly for Shaked to try and lobby Rivlin to discuss the pardon of Katsav, who was convicted of such serious crimes as rape, indecent assault, sexual harassment and obstruction of justice.
Ayelet Shaked refutes allegations that she interfered in the case of Moshe Katsav, who will go before a parole board at the end of the month.
President Rivlin told Shaked amnesty now would be 'irrelevant' for former president, serving a seven-year sentence for rape.
Parole committee due to decide whether to reduce his sentence on March 27. Katsav has not expressed remorse for committing rape.
Rabbi Ezra Sheinberg, indicted for the crimes in July, declined to comment at the session held behind closed doors. Yeshiva students protested in solidarity with the victims.