Ex-president Katsav, in jail for rape, asks Rivlin for pardon

May 8, 2016 15:17

Former president Moshe Katsav, who is currently serving a prison sentence after he was convicted of rape, officially submitted a request for a pardon to President Reuven Rivlin on Sunday.

By law, the president is empowered to grant pardons to convicted felons sent to prison.

The request from Katsav comes just weeks after the parole commission turned down the former president's bid for early release.
Katsav has served over five years of a seven-year sentence.

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