Archive: 11/18/2011
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  11/18/2011, Cheshvan 21, 5772

MK Solodkin: No Pardon for Katsav Without Prison Time


MK Marina Solodkin (Kadima) said on Thursday that former President Moshe Katsav must pay the price for his actions and called on President Shimon Peres not to pardon him.

“It would be undignified if, after hearing testimony and evidence and after being given a sentence that was approved by the Supreme Court, he receives a pardon now,” Solodkin told Arutz Sheva. “The picture that emerges from the proceedings proves that Katsav acted improperly against women. Asking for clemency after the sentence is unacceptable; he should pay the price.”

Solodkin, who was one of 12 female MKs who signed a letter to Peres calling him not to pardon Katsav, said it would only be appropriate to free Katsav after he spends some time in prison. “He should go to jail and then the public and the President should think whether to grant him a pardon. To give him amnesty now would be making a fool out of the five years of legal proceedings and making fun of women's organizations.”