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Pollard Sues Israeli Government

Sunday, 08 May 2005 12:00 AM

The lawsuit also seeks a judicial review of the Israeli government's calculated mishandling of Pollard's case for the last two decades; and its consistent refusal to mount an effective campaign to secure his freedom, as it has done for agents captured in other countries -- Cyprus, Switzerland, Jordan, and New Zealand, among them.

Pollard is represented in the High Court by Israeli attorney Nitsana Darshan-Leitner. Attorney Larry Dub is 'of counsel'. Pollard, a former civilian analyst for the US Navy, was arrested in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 21, 1985, on charges of having passed classified information to Israel. He is the only person in the history of the United States to receive a life sentence for spying for an ally.

Pollard's previous petitions to the High Court resulted in the Government of Israel first recognizing Pollard nationally, as a citizen (1995); and then recognizing him militarily, as an agent who served the security services of the State under the auspices of the Ministry of Defense (1998). The current petition completes the circle by forcing the Government of Israel to recognize him morally, as a Prisoner of Zion.

The High Court petition argues: "The unprecedented and disproportionate life-sentence that was imposed upon Jonathan Pollard...the stubborn refusal of the United States to release him from jail...the torture and afflictions that Pollard has endured and continues to endure in various penal facilities, and the denial of his legitimate and basic human rights are all derived from the fact that he is a Jewish soldier in the service of the Jewish State."

According to his attorney, Nitsana Darshan-Leitner: "We are asking the High Court to review the Israeli government's 20-year policy of betrayal, willful deceit and cowardice in the case of this captured intelligence agent.

The government's denial of "Prisoner of Zion" status to Jonathan Pollard is symptomatic of its fear of the Americans and permits it to continue to ignore judicial misconduct and physical mistreatment of our agent by the United States. Israel must be compelled to treat Pollard as it would any other captured agent and to spare no effort in achieving his immediate release."

(U.S. Newswire)

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