Global Statistics

All countries
114,190,639
Confirmed
Updated on February 27, 2021 6:14 pm
All countries
89,671,273
Recovered
Updated on February 27, 2021 6:14 pm
All countries
2,532,924
Deaths
Updated on February 27, 2021 6:14 pm

COVID-19 Global Statistics

All countries
114,190,639
Confirmed
Updated on February 27, 2021 6:14 pm
All countries
89,671,273
Recovered
Updated on February 27, 2021 6:14 pm
All countries
2,532,924
Deaths
Updated on February 27, 2021 6:14 pm

Support Corruption-Free

Supporting Corruption-Free isn’t a transaction for an online service. Our Community is for people like you who care about a common good: ensuring that balanced, independent coverage of Nigeria and the world continues to be available to millions across the world, for free.

Israel Rejects Extradition of Australian Wanted For Child Sex Abuse

Israel Enables Christians to Celebrate Jesus’ Baptism Holiday Despite Coronavirus

Although the pandemic is keeping Christians and others from visiting the Holy Land, Israel is helping local Christians under lockdown celebrate their...

With 15 strokes of a pen, President Biden reverses Trump on climate, virus and immigration

US President Joe Biden moved swiftly to dismantle Donald Trump’s legacy on his first day in office, signing a series of executive...

Report: Former US President Plans to Flee the White House early

In the wake of yesterday's shocking riots and after finally admitting defeat in November's presidential election, Donald Trump - along with wife...

Larry King, hospitalized with COVID, moved out of ICU

LOS ANGELES — Veteran talk show host Larry King, suffering from COVID-19, has been moved out of the intensive care unit at...

America’s Fate To Be Decided in Two Days

Civil war or the will of the people? The events on two days in the next two weeks will...

A court ruled Tuesday that an Australian woman accused of multiple sex crimes against children will not be extradited because she is suffering from a mental illness.

The woman’s lawyer said the Jerusalem District Court rejected the prosecution’s request and ruled she should be dealt with “in the realm of mental illness.”

Yehuda Fried said that likely means a years-long process before her extradition can be reconsidered.

Australia wants the 54-year-old extradited for sexually abusing children while she was a teacher at a local school, Adass Israel.

She was arrested following an undercover investigation at Interpol’s request and is suspected of obstructing Israeli court proceedings by attempting to hide evidence.

A court previously stopped extradition proceedings after determining she was not fit to stand trial, though police had claimed she was pretending to be mentally ill to avoid extradition.

Dassi Erlich, who has accused the woman of abuse carried out when she was a pupil, said she was “dumbfounded by the news” of the court ruling.

“Our hearts are heavy with despair. We are silenced once again in the face of yet another stalling tactic to delay justice,” she told The Times of Israel in Melbourne. “In light of this disappointment please give us some time to process this new development.”

Earlier, Erlich said “there are a lot of questions that would need to answered” regarding whether the suspect’s psychological condition was real.

The Adass Israel School in Melbourne, Australia (screen capture: Google Maps)

Asserting that the woman was faking her panic attacks, Erlich charged, “There is so much evidence it is hard to refute. She is living a normal life [in Israel].”

The local Australian Jewish community has largely been supportive of her cause, she said, including some within the Adass Israel School community who have contacted her privately and on condition of anonymity.

“They are too afraid to speak out publicly,” she said.

Peter Wertheim, co-CEO of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry, told The Times of Israel that his organization fully supported an extradition.

“This case is of the utmost importance to our community,” he said.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Hot Topics

Israel Enables Christians to Celebrate Jesus’ Baptism Holiday Despite Coronavirus

Although the pandemic is keeping Christians and others from visiting the Holy Land, Israel is helping local Christians under lockdown celebrate their...

With 15 strokes of a pen, President Biden reverses Trump on climate, virus and immigration

US President Joe Biden moved swiftly to dismantle Donald Trump’s legacy on his first day in office, signing a series of executive...

Report: Former US President Plans to Flee the White House early

In the wake of yesterday's shocking riots and after finally admitting defeat in November's presidential election, Donald Trump - along with wife...

Related Articles

Israel Enables Christians to Celebrate Jesus’ Baptism Holiday Despite Coronavirus

Although the pandemic is keeping Christians and others from visiting the Holy Land, Israel is helping local Christians under lockdown celebrate their...

With 15 strokes of a pen, President Biden reverses Trump on climate, virus and immigration

US President Joe Biden moved swiftly to dismantle Donald Trump’s legacy on his first day in office, signing a series of executive...

Report: Former US President Plans to Flee the White House early

In the wake of yesterday's shocking riots and after finally admitting defeat in November's presidential election, Donald Trump - along with wife...