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Postponed for a week a decision on the request of Olmert on early release

Sunday, June 18, the Commission on early conditional release were considered the request of former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to reduce by one third the prison sentence. Members deferred a decision for a week.

The press service of the SHABAK announced that the Commission will meet again June 29.

Request for PAROLE was filed on August 24, she touched the Holyland case, in which he was sentenced to 18 months in prison.

In September 2016, the Supreme court dismissed the appeal filed by the Olmert verdict on the «case Talansky», for which he was sentenced to eight months in prison. This term is not «repaid», and is added to the term in the case of Holyland.

As previously reported, the Prosecutor General’s office opposes the parole of Olmert.

The Commission will meet to discuss this issue on the background check of new suspicions against Olmert. Last Thursday 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 anticipated that the documents that were forbidden to be removed from the office of the Prime Minister, Olmert was used to write the book, on which he worked in the prison.

As previously reported, the Prosecutor’s office asked to postpone consideration of the request of ex-Prime Minister about the parole, but the Department of prisons (SCHABAS) rejected the request.

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.

Postponed for a week a decision on the request of Olmert on early release 18.06.2017

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