Obama Aide: US Has No Intention Of Changing Terms Of Jonathan Pollard’s Parole

Jonathan Pollar

The United States announced that Friday it has no intention of changing the terms of parole for convicted spy Jonathan Pollard.

Pollard, the American spy who was convicted of selling US secrets to Israel, was freed Friday after 30 years in jail as his lawyers went to court to challenge parole conditions that let the state track his every movement.

Israel, which has long deemed his punishment disproportionate and where some see the 61-year-old as a national hero, welcomed his release from a federal prison in Butner, North Carolina.

Pollard’s lawyers immediately went to court in New York, challenging as unreasonable and unlawful conditions of his five-year probation period, calling it “vindictive and cruel.”

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