Manbar, who sold Iran weapons, to be released from prison

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October 31, 2011 11:26

 
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Nahum Manbar, who was sentenced to 16 years in prison for selling chemicals to Iran providing know-how on weaponizing them, will be released on Tuesday, after the state said Monday it would not object to his early release. Manbar has served 14 years of his 16-year sentence.

Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein told a prisoner release committee that he does not object to Manbar's early release from prison.

Manbar was convicted in Tel Aviv District Court in 1997 of signing a contract with the Iranian government to supply it with know-how and chemicals for its military effort, and to help establish factories to produce the chemical weapons. He received $16 million in return.

Dan Izenberg contributed to this report

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