Archive: 12/30/2011
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  12/30/2011, Tevet 4, 5772

Yeshiva Student who Cursed Soldier to be Free on Bail


Yeshiva student Shlomo Fuchs, who is accused of harassing a female soldier, is expected to be released Friday, following reduction of bail from NIS 20,000 to 5,000 shekels by the Jerusalem District Court.

Fuchs appealed the size of the bail to the district court and argued that cursing a woman, even if not appropriate, is not a criminal offense. In his appeal he noted, "Unpleasant phrases, including even those that could be called 'derogatory', are heard in public and private every day, and many of them are said against a person's sexuality." He stressed that "people who curse are never criminally prosecuted."