By Jessica Elgot, January 13, 2011
The disgraced former Israeli president Moshe Katzav is in "very bad shape", according to his lawyers.
Tel Aviv District Court announced that the pre-sentencing hearing for Katzav, 65, would take place on February 22. Last month, a Tel Aviv court found the former president guilty of two counts of rape and other serious sexual offences.
Katzav could face around 16 years in prison but the final sentence will not be decided until late February or early March according to one of his defence lawyers, Zion Amir.