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  10/15/2012, Tishrei 29, 5773

Report: Katzav Applying for Clemency

Former president Moshe Katzav, in prison for convictions on rape, sexual assault, harassment and obstruction of justice, has applied to President Shim'on Peres for a pardon, according to a Monday-morning report by the Ha'aretz daily. The application was sent to the Justice Ministry about ten months into Katzav's seven-year sentence.

The chances of the request being accepted are viewed as slim because Katzav has never admitted guilt or expressed regret.