Peres commutes sentences of seven high security prisoners

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August 27, 2012 19:25

 
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President Shimon Peres on Monday commuted the life sentences of seven high
security prisoners who are Arab citizens of Israel.

The sentences were shortened to periods ranging from 30 to 45 years.

Peres acted in consultation with Justice Minister Yaakov Neeman and the Special
Prisoners Release Committee, which in accordance with law deliberated
over each case and reached its decisions on the basis of accepted legal practice in Israel.

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