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        10/15/2012, Tishrei 29, 5773

      Katzav's Wife Submits Pardon Request


      The Presidential Residence issued an announcement, Monday afternoon, that an official request for a pardon has been submitted by former president Moshe Katzav, who is serving a seven-year sentence for sex-related offenses - including rape - and obstruction of justice. The announcement noted that the request was delivered by Katzav's wife, Gila, adding that the appropriate people in the President's Office will deal with the request as they do with similar requests.

      The Ha'aretz daily reported, Monday morning, that the request has been submitted for the review of the Justice Ministry.