Thursday, 14 January 1999

Man charged over Miss World 'rape, torture and murder bid'

January 14, 1999

Matthew Kalman; Theodore Levite

A MAN has been arrested and charged with the rape and attempted murder of Miss World, Linor Abergil.

The alleged attack took place in Italy before Miss Abergil, 19, was crowned and while she was on a modelling assignment in Milan.

Shaul Nur, a Jewish convert from Islam who has joint Egyptian- Israeli citizenship and lives in Israel, was arrested on Sunday as he flew into Tel Aviv to visit his family. Nur, 43, claims to be a former agent for the Shin Bet Israeli secret service. He now runs a travel business in Milan. A reporting ban on the case was lifted today at Miss Abergil's request by judge Uri Goren, president of the Tel Aviv District Court, allowing the details to be …

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