November 14 crucial for Leifer’s return

August 15, 2018 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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A Jerusalem court has heard from the city’s chief psychiatrist that Malka Leifer is fit to face extradition charges in court which could see the former Melbourne school principal returned to Melbourne to answer 74 charges for child sexual abuse.

Malka Leifer in court June 14 Photo: Hillel Maeir/TPS

Leifer will remain in prison as she her awaits next court appearance on November 14 at which her defence team will challenge the psychiatric report.

She is alleged to have commit the offences between 2003 and 2008 when she was the principal of the Adass Yisroel in Melbourne.

Survivor Dassi Erich who has been in the forefront of the push to get Leifer back to Australia wrote in her Facebook: “Big sigh of relief. How many more assessments do we need? How much longer do we need to keep assessing to come to the same conclusion?
It’s been 4 years since she has been arrested, it is time to finally have an extradition trial!
Yehuda Fried will have a chance to bring his own expert psychiatrists for cross examination. The judge will then make a final decision regarding whether this case will proceed to extradition.”

MK Aliza Lavie of the Yesh Atid party tweeted:

 

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