The former president, currently serving a seven-year sentence for rape, will remain in jail; his attorney, Zion Amir said he would appeal the decision.
Former president Moshe Katsav’s request to be released early from prison was denied Wednesday afternoon. He is currently serving a seven-year sentence for rape.
The parole board next to the Prison Service held a discussion which started at 10am to deal with Katsav’s request to deduct one third of his seven-year prison sentenced for sexual offenses. After two hours of discussion, it was decided that he will remain in jail.