Israel Police against removing Katsav’s nighttime house arrest condition

The Israel Police recommended against allowing former Israeli President Moshe Katsav, who was convicted of rape and released from prison early, to leave his home at night. Part of Katsav’s early release deal is that he remains at his home from 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM. However, Katsav recently submitted a request to remove this condition.
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Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav was released early from prison a few months ago. As part of his release deal, he must remain at his home from 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM. A few days ago, Katsav submitted a request to make the conditions of his early release more lenient by allowing him to leave his home between these hours of the night and early morning. However, the Israel Police recommended that his request be denied.

The Israel Police submitted its recommendation to the parole board. The Israel Police noted that the purpose of this condition is to prevent “released convicts from wandering at night for no reason” and that Katsav has only been released for two months.

Katsav’s early release deal also includes other conditions. For example, he is forbidden from moving to a different city and leaving the country without the permission of the parole board. In addition, he is forbidden from having any contact with criminals.

Every day, Katsav is required to attend Torah classes. Once a week, the former president who was convicted of rape must attend a religious rehabilitation group and see a psychologist.

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