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S. Africa denies arrest warrant request for Livni


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/s_africa_denies_arrest_warrant_request_for_livni_20110124

A request to issue an arrest warrant for Israeli opposition leader Tzipi Livni was turned down by a South African investigation board. The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, also known as the Hawks, found late last week that "there are insufficient grounds for us to obtain a warrant of arrest." The Hawks also found that Livni must be in South Africa for the country to begin an investigation into the allegations of war crimes against her. Livni last week said she canceled her trip to South Africa due to the Israeli Foreign Ministry workers' strike, which ended Monday. She was scheduled to give several speeches and hold meetings in Cape Town and Johannesburg. The Jewish Board of Deputies, which was sponsoring Livni's trip, told the South African Press Association that it will be rescheduled.

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