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  Elul 14, 5769 , 03/09/09

Comptroller: Pollard Not Treated Fairly by US, Israel

"Jonathan Pollard did not receive a fair and proper court proceeding from the United States," said State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss in an opinion published Thursday by agents leading the government’s efforts to release the Israeli spy who has been imprisoned in the U.S. since November 1985. The report said that Israel’s prime ministers have invested tremendous efforts in Pollard’s case and done all they could to advance the process

At the end of 2007, the comptroller was asked by the State Review Board to prepare a review of Israel’s efforts to procure Pollard’s release. Lindenstrauss and his team interviewed senior officials and prime ministers in past and the present governments, as well as past and present ministers, others involved in the case, and Pollard’s father. Due to the sensitive nature of the case, much of the findings remain confidential.

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