Now Reading:

Katsav urged to stand down over rape allegations

world news

Katsav urged to stand down over rape allegations


Israel’s attorney-general has recommended that the country’s president – Moshe Katsav – stand down temporarily until an investigation into rape allegations against him runs its course. The attorney-general says the severity of the allegations should prompt the president to “consider suspending himself by asking parliament to declare him temporarily incapacitated”.

Pressure on Katsav has mounted following a police investigation which concluded two weeks ago that there was evidence he had raped and sexually molested several female employees. Katsav has denied wrongdoing and vows to clear his name.

More about:

Every story can be told in many ways: see the perspectives from Euronews journalists in our other language teams.

Next Article