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NCJWA Vic applauds the Israeli Justice Minister for promptly signing an extradition order to send Malka Leifer back to Australia

December 30, 2020 8:43 PM | Anonymous

NCJWA Vic applauds the Israeli Justice Minister for promptly signing an extradition order to send Malka Leifer back to Australia to face 74 charges of sexual abuse.

Justice Minister Avi Nissenkorn said it was Israel's "moral duty" to allow for Leifer to stand trial in Australia after a years-long legal saga. The extradition order was signed one day after Israel's Supreme Court rejected Ms Leifer's final appeal.

Leifer's lawyers have indicated they will not be seeking a judicial review of the extradition order. Australia's Attorney General Christian Porter and Foreign Minister, Marise Payne said that the two countries will work together to organise Leifer's surrender to Australian authorities for her return to Melbourne which is "required within 60 days of the conclusion of all formal Israeli processes".

NCJWA Vic together with the Australian Jewish community at large, now awaits the forthcoming legal proceedings in Victoria and the delivery of justice.

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