Leifer not expected to appear in closed court today

November 27, 2018 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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The ongoing saga in the legal stoush to extradite Malka Leifer from Israel to Melbourne where she faces 74 charges of child sexual abuse continues in a Jerusalem court without the accused and in a closed court.

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

Manny Waks reports from Israel that the Judge is expected to hear final arguments regarding Leifer’s fitness for extradition.

Waks commented: “While anything is possible, it seems that her she’s on borrowed time here in Israel. Three brave complainants, sisters Dassi Erlich and her sisters Nicole and Elly, have flown from Australia to attend this hearing.”

He added: “I’ve been informed that tomorrow’s hearing will be in a closed court, as sensitive information will be discussed regarding Malka Leifer.

Dassi Erlich

It’s still uncertain whether even the three complainants themselves will be able to attend – regardless, it will limit what may be reported.”

Dassi Erlich has reported on Facebook that Leifert, who fled Australia in 2008 where she had been the principal of an ultra-orthodox girls’ school, is not expected to be in the Jerusalem District Court. Erlich wrote: “Heard from the ministry of justice that there was a quick court hearing yesterday regarding technical issues. A closed court was requested for tomorrow’s hearing and approved.
This afternoon we were gutted to hear that Malka Leifer will not be in court tomorrow. Since yesterday’s hearing a medical certificate was produced claiming her appearance in court will cause a significant decline in her mental health. This just seems to be yet another game! ”


One Response to “Leifer not expected to appear in closed court today”
  1. Adrian Jackson says:

    Stop dithering Israel courts. Get her sent to Melbourne ASAP.

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