Australia’s ambassador to Israel says a district court’s decision to grant bail yesterday to Malka Leifer, who is wanted by Canberra for alleged serial pedophilia, is “concerning.”
The comments from Chris Cannan come shortly before the Supreme Court will hear an appeal against the decision to release Leifer to house arrest as a psychiatric panel decides whether she is feigning mental illness to avoid extradition.
— with Jacob Magid
Australia maintains its consistent position that Malka Leifer should be extradited to face allegations of child sex abuse in Australian courts. Yesterday’s decision to grant bail is concerning. We will continue to put our concerns directly to the Government of Israel.
— Paul Griffiths ???????? (@AusAmbIsrael) October 3, 2019