Quick update, Moshe Katsav trial starts

Two years ago we reported the mass protests in Israel over the decision not to indict former president Moshe Katsav on rape charges.

Well, I’m a bit late on this, but via womensphere, it turns out that his trial for rape began last week.

The decision was made on International Women’s Day to go ahead and include the rape charges in the trial:

Said Dorit Abramovich, who coordinated the organizational effort: “We are happy that after two years of a feminist struggle to indict Moshe Katzav and to bring justice to victims of sexual violence, we have finally reached the day when the attorney general sees eye to eye with women’s organizations. We are pleased that he agrees with us that if a man is suspected of serial sexual offenses, he must be brought to trial – especially if he is a high-ranking functionary.