Pollard's father still seeks son's freedom

January 17, 2011 02:39


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SOUTH BEND, Indiana — The 94-year-old father of ex-US Navy analyst Jonathan Pollard, convicted of spying for Israel, on Sunday said he can't sleep at night because of his son's life prison sentence.

Ninety-four-year-old Morris Pollard said the 1987 sentence of his son is "such an overwhelming miscarriage of justice" that he keeps "waking up fighting with people" in his imagination.

The elder Pollard told the South Bend Tribune he's particularly upset about the role that former US Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger played in a letter to the court seeking a heavy sentence.

Jonathan Pollard is now 54. He worked as a civilian intelligence analyst when he was arrested, tried and convicted of passing US secrets to Israel.

His father is a cancer researcher and director of the Lobund Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame.

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