Court told Leifer unfit for extradition

A defence psychiatrist has told an Israeli court that former Melbourne school principal Malka Leifer is unfit to face trial in Australia on charges of child sex abuse and rape.

But the integrity of psychiatrist Dr Brian Trappler to give evidence in court has been questioned, based on public statements he made in 2017.

As reported by The Australian Jewish News, Dr Trappler previously proclaimed

Leifer’s innocence, writing on Facebook; “she never committed the crimes she was accused of.”

As petitions were being delivered to force the Israeli government to follow up on.

Leifer’s alleged crimes and have her extradited to Australia, Dr Trappler declared the women calling for her to face trial were not ‘frum,’ or devout Jews.

He called the women, particularly those allegedly abused by the former principal at the ultra-orthodox Adass Israel School in Melbourne, a ‘lynch mob.’

He further stated the Jewish women were committing a crime by reporting to secular authorities.

Read the article by Tessa Fox in The Sydney Morning Herald.