Court rejects Netanyahu's request to skip opening of his corruption trial Sunday

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May 21, 2020 | News | Jerusalem & Area
Court rejects Netanyahu's request to skip opening of his corruption trial Sunday

The Jerusalem District Court on Wednesday rejected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s request to skip the start of his corruption trial, requiring him to appear for the opening hearing on Sunday.

“The rule is that a defendant is present for the reading [of the indictment], which is the opening of the trial. This is the case in every criminal procedure including the current criminal procedure,” the judges wrote in their ruling.

Full Story (The Times of Israel)


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