Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav has appealed again to Israel’s Supreme Court for a retrial on his convictions of rape, sexual assault and harassment.
His new defense team filed the appeal on Monday, claiming there was a “distortion of judgment” in the original ruling.
A previous appeal to the Supreme Court was turned down, as was a request for clemency from his successor, President Shimon Peres.
Katsav has served two years of a seven-year sentence after being convicted in 2011 in Tel Aviv District Court. He is the first Israeli president ever sentenced to prison.
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