Former US officials blast decision to deny Pollard parole

by Yori Yalon and Staff
November 21, 2014

In letter to President Obama, eight former senior officials protest “unjust denial of parole,” criticize the “deeply flawed” parole process • It is “patently false” that Pollard’s crime “was greatest compromise of U.S. security to that date,” they say.

Eight former senior U.S. officials have written a harsh letter to U.S. President Barack Obama strongly protesting the “unjust denial of parole” for Jonathan Pollard, an American citizen convicted of spying for Israel in 1985.

The former senior officials, all with first-hand knowledge of the Pollard case and the classified material pertaining to his incarceration, include former CIA director James Woolsey and former Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dennis DeConcini.

A U.S. Justice Department parole board denied a request to free the imprisoned Israeli spy earlier this week, according to the Committee to Free Jonathan Pollard……


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