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  1/16/2012, Tevet 21, 5772

Supreme Court Denies Katzav Bid for More Appeal Time


The High Court of Justice rejected, Monday, a request by attorneys for former president Moshe Katzav for additional time to file a request for a new hearing on Katzav's conviction for rape, sexual assault and obstruction of justice. The request for a new extension was made by attorney Yoram Sheftel, who was only recently added to Katzav's defense team.

Court Registrar Guy Shani said he saw no significant change in circumstances to grant the additional time to prepare the appeal. The latest deadline for attorneys to apply for a new hearing is January 29th.