CHAREDIM AR­RESTED FOR WEB ‘EX­TOR­TION’

The Jewish Chronicle - - World News -

FOUR DI­REC­TORS of Be­hadrey Haredim, a pop­u­lar strictly-ortho­dox news and dis­cus­sion web­site, were ar­rested this week in Tel Aviv on sus­pi­cion of ex­tor­tion. Po­lice have placed a gag or­der for­bid­ding pub­li­ca­tion of any de­tails of the af­fair, but ac­cord­ing to ru­mours cir­cu­lat­ing in Charedi cir­cles, the di­rec­tors would ap­proach well-known fig­ures and de­mand cash for with­hold­ing po­ten­tially dam­ag­ing in­for­ma­tion. Be­hadrey Haredim was es­tab­lished in 2000 but was ex­com­mu­ni­cated by lead­ing Ortho­dox rab­bis in 2009.

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