Judge Clara Reginiano of the Central Administrative Court ruled, Monday, that the state must pay Anat Kam 2,000 shekels for not making a correction to her profile in a timely fashion. Kam is serving on a conviction for espionage in a case where she gave classified documents to Ha'aretz reporter Uri Blau, but the Prisons Service listed her as serving for espionage and treason.
Claiming mental anguish and fearing inferior treatment, Kam asked that the erroneous conviction be removed, only to be told it was a technical matter that would be corrected when the Prisons Service changed computer programs. She appealed to the court, after which the correction was made without a change in the computer system. With that in mind, Kam sued for payment of legal expenses, which were granted, over the state's objections, given what the state had told her before. The judge rejected Kam's request for compensation on the basis of mental anguish.