FORMER ISRAELI PRESIDENT JAILED

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STORY: FORMER ISRAELI PRESIDENT JAILEDDATELINE: Dec. 7, 2011LENGTH: 0:00:38LOCATION: Tel AvivVOFormer Israeli President Moshe Katzav on Wednesday morning entered prison to begin serving a seven-year jail term for rape and other sexual offenses.However, in an emotional televised statement, Katzav said that Israel was "executing an innocent man without testimonies or evidence."Katzav, the first president in Israel's history to be sentenced to prison, implored Israelis to "not blindly follow the court's verdict" and read the appeal he filed with the Supreme Court, which rejected it on Nov. 10.Police deployed large forces at the prison well ahead of Katzav's arrival.
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