Photo: Daniel Bar On.
Mondrowitz appeared in court today. His remand was extended for 9 days. His attorney said the following to reporters:
Mondrowitz's attorney, David Ofek, said he plans to appeal the court's decision to keep Mondrowitz in custody.
"The state didn't take action for 25 years, so they cannot bring the case back [now]," Ofek said, adding that he has seen no medical reports indicating abuse.
But this does not appear to be germane:
Sunday's ruling followed an expose on Mondrowitz in Haaretz's weekend magazine, which went to print Thursday, a day before the arrest. The paper reported that the statute of limitations does not apply to crimes in which the suspect has fled to avoid charges.
We'll see what clarifications Israel sought from the US. And we'll see what, if any, conditions Israel adds to the extradition request. But most of all, we'll see whether ill-used political influence saves Mondrowitz from extradition.
[UOJ has more pics posted, BTW …]