Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav appealed for another pardon, this time asking for the removal of the restrictive conditions set upon him following his release from prison. These include nightly house arrests and a prohibition to leave the country.
Katsav (left), Rivlin (right) Photo credit: Kobi Gidon/Hadas Parush/ Flash 90
Today (Tuesday), former Israeli President Moshe Katsav appealed for another pardon from Israeli President Reuven Rivlin in a request to cancel the restrictive conditions set upon him after his release from prison.
Katsav, who was convicted of rape, appealed for several pardons from the president in the past and was rejected. However, the current appeal for pardon requests the removal of certain restrictions including nightly house arrest and prohibition to leave the country.
Last December, Katsav was released from prison after 5 years and 15 days behind bars. Despite his release, the court set a number of restrictions until his expected date of release, December 2018. Some of his restrictions include: he may change his address only with an approval of a committee, he must remain at home from 10:00 PM until 06:00 AM, he must show up at the police station once a month, he mustn’t give interviews to the media, he must attend weekly group therapy and other restrictions.