Malka Leifer must be held in police custody, Israeli court rules

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‘The latest travesty of justice has been averted, at least temporarily,’ child sexual abuse activist says

Israel’s supreme court has ordered that a former Melbourne school principal wanted over 74 charges relating to allegations of indecent assault and rape against her students be kept in police custody.

Victims and their advocates expressed anger on Wednesday when a magistrates court ordered that 54-year-old Malka Leifer could be freed from custody into home detention by the end of the week. Prosecutors have argued she is feigning mental illness and videos from a private investigator show her living an apparently normal, healthy life despite being declared unfit for extradition to Australia.

Related: The videos that show alleged Melbourne child sex abuser living ‘normal, healthy’ life in Israel

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