Katsav will not boycott impeachment discussions

Tuesday, February 13, 2007 |  by Staff Writer
Following the criticism and public pressure by Knesset members, lawyers for President Moshe Katsav announced that they would attend the Knesset's House Committee discussion on the president's impeachment.

Katsav’s lawyers had announced that they had no intention of attending the Knesset House Committee's impeachment discussions, in a letter sent to parliament.

Impeachment talks are scheduled to begin on Wednesday, which was supported by 30 parliament members.

“At this stage the Knesset members have no evidence and all they are relying on is the attorney general's announcement that he is considering indicting the president, subject to a hearing.

“The president and his representatives are now studying the investigation material and are preparing for the hearing,” Attorneys Zion Amir and Avigdor Feldman wrote to members of parliament.

Katsav is suspected of sexual misconduct with four women, and one alleged rape case. He suspended himself after Attorney General Menachem Mazuz said he would indict the president if convicted.

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