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Mayor of Haredi city suspected of being present at 1990 murder

Avi Edri. (Courtesy)
Avi Edri. (Courtesy)

The mayor of an unnamed ultra-Orthodox city is suspected of being present during the murder of 41-year-old Avi Edri decades ago, in a homicide case that is said to be linked to the extremist Shuvu Bonim sect, according to Hebrew media reports.

The mayor, who is not identified, is thought to have played a role in the murder.

Edri was found beaten to death in Ramot Forest in the north of Jerusalem in 1990.

His death is believed to be linked to the cult run by jailed sex offender and fraudster Rabbi Eliezer Berland, who has been remanded in custody on suspicion he ordered the murder of a teenager in the 1980s.

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