Crime

High Court backs Jewish family who rejected invasive autopsy on religious grounds

By Simon Rocker, July 28, 2015

A High Court judge has backed the religious right of Jews and Muslims to ask for a post-mortem to be carried out by scan rather than cutting up open the body.

The case was brought by the family of an Orthodox Jewish woman who resisted an order by Inner London Coroner Mary Hassell for an invasive autopsy to determine the cause of her death last year.

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Man threatened 'to kill mugging victim' unless he dropped charges, court told

By JC Reporter, July 27, 2015

A father whose son was accused of a mugging told the alleged victim to drop the charges or he would “kill him”, a court heard.

Mark Izraelov, 50, is said to have threatened Samuel Brown after Mr Brown accused Yacov Izraelov, 20, of stealing his mobile phone and coat.

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Man to be retried on charge of aiding kidnap of Charedi woman

By JC Reporter, July 24, 2015

A man is to face a retrial over a charge of helping in the kidnap of a Charedi woman.

The man was cleared of aiding and abetting the rape and false imprisonment of the woman at a trial earlier this month.

But the jury was unable to reach a verdict on the charge of aiding and abetting the kidnap, and the man will reappear in court in January next year.

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Builder fined for racially abusing strictly Orthodox man

By Josh Jackman, July 17, 2015

A builder who abused an Orthodox man who tried to stop him from urinating on a wall has been ordered to pay £795.

Jakub Kawczynski, 33, admitted engaging in religiously aggravated verbal harassment at Thames Magistrates' Court on Friday.

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Stamford Hill rabbis back fund-raiser for ‘child abuse’ group

By Josh Jackman, July 14, 2015

Leading Charedi rabbis have supported a fundraising event for Shlomo Helbrans, whose strictly Orthodox group has previously been investigated for child abuse.

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Joshua Bonehill-Paine denied bail at court hearing

By Naomi Firsht, July 13, 2015

A 22-year-old man has been remanded in custody until September after appearing in court charged with inciting racial hatred.

Joshua Bonehill-Paine was denied bail at Southwark Crown Court on Monday.

He is charged with publishing or distributing written material intended to incite racial hatred.

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'Utter hypocrite' Todros Grynhaus jailed for 13 years for sex assaults

July 10, 2015

A Jewish teacher and rabbi’s son who molested two teenage girls was “an utter hypocrite” who professed his Orthodox faith while “cynically condemning his victims to suffer”, a judge has said.

Todros Grynhaus, 50, was jailed for 13 years and two months on Friday.

He must pay one victim £45,000 and the other £35,000 in compensation as well as prosecution costs of £35,000.

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Todros Grynhaus jailed for sexual assaults

July 10, 2015

A Jewish teacher turned businessman has been jailed following his conviction for a series of sexual assaults on teenage girls.

Todros Grynhaus, 50, was sentenced to 13 years and two months in jail at court in Manchester on Friday.

He was also handed an extended four year licence.

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Orthodox man jailed for 14 years for raping ex-wife

By Matei Clej, July 6, 2015

A strictly Orthodox man found guilty of the kidnap, rape and false imprisonment of his ex-wife has been jailed for 14 years.

The man, in his sixties, showed no emotion as Judge Nigel Peters passed sentence at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Monday.

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Orthodox man found guilty of kidnapping and raping his ex-wife

By Matei Clej, July 3, 2015

A strictly Orthodox man has been found guilty of kidnapping and raping his ex-wife.

The man showed no emotion as he was convicted of one count of kidnap, two counts of rape and one count of false imprisonment.

Sentencing will take place on Monday.

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