Thursday, June 29, the Commission on the exemption for security Service prisons will announce the verdict on the request of former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on parole.
As previously reported, the request for PAROLE was filed on 24 August 2016. Consideration of the request took place on 17 June, and the prosecution strongly objected to early release of ex-Prime Minister.
Request for PAROLE was initially related to the Holyland case, in which Olmert was sentenced to 18 months in prison. In September 2016, the Supreme court dismissed the appeal filed by former Prime Minister against the verdict in the «case Talansky», for which he was sentenced to eight months in prison. This term was added to the term in the case of Holyland.
Discussion of a request for PAROLE is on the background check of new suspicions against Olmert. On 15 June the police raided the building of the publishing house «Yediot sfarim». The search was conducted in connection with the beginning of the investigations, according to which jailed former Prime Minister illegally kept in the chamber of secret documents relating to state security.
It is assumed that we are talking about documents which were forbidden to be removed from the office of the Prime Minister, and they were used by Olmert to write the book, on which he worked in the prison.
June 20, Ehud Olmert, was taken to the prison hospital complaining of severe chest pain and weakness. He remained under medical supervision throughout the week.
We will remind that on March 27, the press service of the office of President Reuven Rivlin issued a message that the head of state rejected the request of former Prime Minister Amnesty.
In the message of office of the head of state said that the reasons given in the request for Amnesty be considered by the court before a decision was made to punish the former Prime Minister. At the request of Amnesty brought to the office Rivlin, it was about «loss Olmert any status in society,» as well as «the many merits of Ehud Olmert’s security state.»
Surrounded by Rivlin noted that the appeal did not have any new information that would provide grounds for the immediate release of Olmert.