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Malka Leifer’s lawyers launch appeal in extradition case

Liberal MP Dave Sharma, left, and Labor MP Josh Burns have backed alleged child sex abuse victims Dassi Erlich, second from left, and Nicole Meyer in their call for former Melbourne school principal Malka Leifer to face justice.

Liberal MP Dave Sharma, left, and Labor MP Josh Burns have backed alleged child sex abuse victims Dassi Erlich, second from left, and Nicole Meyer in their call for former Melbourne school principal Malka Leifer to face justice.Credit:Alex Ellinghausen

An extradition hearing was set for July 20, making it the 68th court hearing in the legal saga.

Manny Waks, a prominent campaigner against sexual abuse in Melbourne’s ultra-Orthodox Jewish community, said he firmly believed Ms Leifer would fail in her appeal and ultimately face court in Australia.

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“It’s unsurprising that her defence has launched this appeal. From the very start they’ve said they would do whatever they could to prolong this case,” he said.

“Of course, everyone deserves due process and the appeal is part of that. But as someone who has followed this case closely, including recent closed court hearings, I believe she has absolutely no leg to stand on and I expect this appeal will be rejected promptly and outright.”

The Jerusalem Post reported Ms Leifer’s defence team has pointed to a 2016 court decision, which found the former teacher was mentally unfit for trial, in their appeal.

Ms Leifer’s lawyers plan to present new evidence including a document by a medical doctor stating she suffering ill mental health, according to the newspaper.

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