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  Sivan 11, 5772 , 01/06/12

Kam Attorney: Blau Indictment Strengthens Our Case

Attorney Ilan Bombach, who represents Anat Kam, called Friday for a reduction in her four-and-a-half year sentence for stealing classified documents from the Israel Defense Forces, following the announcement by Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein on Wednesday that he would charge Haaretz reporter Uri Blau with unauthorized possession of the documents. Interviewed by Arutz Sheva's Hebrew service, Bombach said that during a hearing on Kam's appeal of the sentence in two months, "One of the arguments we will argue is that there is actually selective enforcement. That here was a journalist who benefited from the information transmitted by an inexperienced 21-year-old soldier, and he had not cautioned or warned her. Blau is at least as guilty as she was. We believe that he is the main culprit."

Bombach indicated that they intend to file a criminal complaint against Blau for exposing Kam, according to Kam family claims. He added, "It's very strange to me that a cell of military correspondents is protecting Blau, who harmed sacred journalistic privilege and turned in Kam. It is a foundation of the press: journalists are ready to die rather than betray sources."

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