Rivlin denies favoring Katsav pardon

President Reuven Rivlin’s spokeswoman issued a statement of clarification on Sunday after reports over the weekend that he and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked favor pardoning or commuting the sentence of former president Moshe Katsav, who has served almost five years of a seven-year sentence for rape and other sexual offenses.

According to the statement, Rivlin has not supported the idea of giving clemency to Katsav, and will discuss the possibility only if the matter comes up in an appeal directed to his office.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Rivlin-denies-favoring-Katsav-pardon-447806

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