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  4/18/2013, Iyar 8, 5773

Presidential Pardon for Ailing Security Prisoner

President Shim'on Peres signed, Sunday, a release form for Mohammed Rafik Kamal Al-Taj, an ailing security prisoner who is coming to the end of serving two thirds of a 14-year, 20 months sentence.

The release, on humanitarian grounds, was on the recommendation of Justice Minister Tzipi Livni in coordination with security elements, due to a serious ailment suffered by Al-Taj.