Court denies appeal by haredi extremist over J’lem attack

22.11.2011                      25.Cheschwan. 5772

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Court denies appeal by haredi extremist over J'lem attack

Shmuel Veisfish, an activist in the extremist Sikrikim group, convicted for rioting, extortion, assault and grievous bodily harm.

The Supreme Court upheld the conviction of Shmuel Veisfish, an activist in the extremist Sikrikim group, who was sentenced by the Jerusalem District Court in January this year to two years imprisonment for rioting, extortion, assault and grievous bodily harm.
Veisfish was convicted for his participation in the harassment and assault of the owner of the “Space” electronics store in the haredi neighborhood of Geula in Jerusalem in 2008, but lodged an appeal with the Supreme Court over the severity of his sentence….