Left-wing activist Pollak begins 3-month prison service

January 11, 2011 16:15

Left-wing activist Jonathan Pollak arrived Tuesday morning at the Hermon prison in the lower Galilee to begin his three-month prison service.

Pollack was arrested and charged with participating in an illegal assembly two years ago at a demonstration against Operation Cast Lead.Upon his arrival at the prison, Pollak said: "Prison is part of a growing trend here to curb protests in Israeli society. It has happened to Palestinians as well who were imprisoned for longer prisons terms than mine, without a fair trial and without the state having evidence against them."

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