On Sunday morning, July 2, former Prime Minister of Israel, Ehud Olmert, was released from prison «Maasiyahu». Olmert was released in accordance with the Commission’s decision at the security service of the prison, granting the request of ex-Prime Minister about parole. The Prosecutor’s office decided not to appeal the Commission’s decision on release.
The morning of July 2 Ehud Olmert spoke with the warden «Maasiyahu», and then was released. After his release from prison he was taken under the protection of the General security service (Shin bet). From prison «Maasiyahu» the former Prime Minister went to tel Aviv.
Olmert has been in prison for 16 months, from 27, to which were sentenced in the Holyland case and in the «case Talansky».
Former Prime Minister released from prison under the condition that they observe certain restrictions. Every two weeks, Olmert is obliged to report to the police Department for verification. In addition, the Prime Minister will dedicate time to voluntary activities of the two organisations. Unlike Moshe Katsav, also located in the status conditionally released, Ehud Olmert will not be restricted for time spent outside the home.
It is expected that Olmert will ask the state President Reuven Rivlin with a request to release him from all restrictions.
In March 2016 the head of state has rejected a request by Olmert’s pardon. The decision of the office of the President noted that if the Commission for the protection of prisons will consider the possible parole of the Prime Minister, the President will be ready to weigh liberation from Olmert imposed on him restrictions.
We will remind that 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.
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