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  12/29/2011, Tevet 3, 5772

Legal Authorities to Deal with Mistreatment of Women


Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein ordered, Thursday evening, the establishment of a team in the Justice Ministry to formulate recommendations in the criminal, administrative and legislative fields for dealing with violence against women. The team will join an inter-office unit already working on the matter.

The order followed a consultation with prosecutors and professionals in the field, following recent incidents in Beit Shemesh involving hareidi-religious extremists. During the meeting, Weinstein made it clear that physical or verbal abuse of women would not be tolerated.in a civilized society. At the same time, he said not to jump to over-involvement in hareidi society where no violation of the law or coercion is involved.

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