Activists call for review into alleged child sex abuser’s evasion of extradition

Jewish News

September 3, 2020

‘It has been clear to practically everyone following this case that Malka Leifer has taken the Israeli judicial system for a major ride’, said campaigner Manny Waks

Campaigners against child sexual abuse have called for a major review of how a Jewish former headteacher in Australia charged with 74 counts of indecent assault and rape had evaded extradition for more than a decade.

It follows a decision this week from the Supreme Court of Israel rejecting an appeal from Malka Leifer not to be expedited.

Leifer fled to Israel from Australia in 2008 just hours before she was due to be arrested for sexually assaulting students at her Orthodox Adass Israel girls’ school.

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