Har-Shefi. 'Exoneration campaign didn't come from me'
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Har-Shefi says has no expectations from legal system

Fifteen years after Yitzhak Rabin's assassination, Yigal Amir's accomplice still maintains she had no knowledge of Amir's intentions; claims was unaware of campaign to exonerate her

Margalit Har-Shefi, who was convicted of failing to prevent the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin 15 years ago and sentenced to nine months in prison, said Monday she was surprised by the initiative to retroactively exonerate her, but stressed she has no expectations from the legal systems. "I feel too weak to make the truth come out after all the abuse I suffered," she told Channel 2 News.


"The truth is I have no expectations that our legal system will suddenly decide to retry the case or anything of the sort. I'm used to the system treating my case in a special manner.


"This campaign didn’t come from me or my family, I was very surprised. It made me happy to learn there are people who know the truth and are concerned with exposing it, since two Shin Bet chiefs have already spoken out about my case.


"I think that anywhere else in the world this would have gotten far more media attention and caused a commotion, and all this never happened so I'm glad there are people out there looking out for me," she said. 


State Prosecutor Moshe Lador rejected on Sunday a request by a number of Knesset members and prominent religious leaders to retroactively exonerate Har-Shefi.


The Justice Ministry said the current request contained "no new explanation warranting a review of the State's position," adding that Lador determined the request was identical to one submitted in 2008 to then-Attorney General Menachem Mazuz, who found no basis to declare a retrial.


Har-Shefi still maintains she had no knowledge of Amir's intention to assassinate Rabin and that she was not involved in the affair in any way.



פרסום ראשון: 10.18.10, 21:47
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