Former President Moshe Katsav's lawyers requested a scheduled Supreme Court hearing be postponed because it conflicts with their family vacations. The court had previously decided in an unusual move to hear Katsav's appeal during its summer recess. Katsav is free on bail pending his appeal.
Ha'aretz reports that former President Moshe Katsav's legal team has requested a scheduled Supreme Court hearing be postponed because it conflicts with their family vacations and could cause them "emotional distress." In an unusual move, the court had previously decided to hear Katsav's appeal during its summer recess.
Katsav was supposed to have begun serving his sentence May 8th, but he was allowed to remain free after the Supreme Court granted him bail pending the outcome of his appeal. His attorneys assured the court Katsav is not a flight risk or a threat to society.
Katsav was convicted in December of two counts of rape. He was sentenced to seven years in prison.
Katsav's legal team also argued that Katsav should receive special treatment because he is a former President of Israel.