Court denies Pollard appeal of parole conditions

U.S. District Judge denies challenge by Jonathan Pollard to requirements imposed by the U.S. Parole Commission upon his release from prison.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Jonathan Pollard
Jonathan Pollard

Jonathan Pollard on Thursday lost a bid to overturn restrictive probation conditions imposed when he was released in November after serving 30 years in prison, Reuters reports.

U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest in Manhattan denied a challenge by Pollard to requirements imposed by the U.S. Parole Commission that he wear an electronic tracking device and submit his work computer to monitoring.

Pollard's attorney explained to the court last month that his client is prevented from finding work with an investment firm because the terms of his release include the requirement that his computer be monitored by U.S. intelligence agencies.

Pollard was arrested on charges of spying for Israel in 1985 and later sentenced to life in prison before his release this past November. He had been suffering from poor health and had become the subject of a high-profile campaign for his release prior being freed.