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Fri Apr 6, 2012, 12:40 PM

Spy Jonathan Pollard hospitalized

Convicted Israeli spy rushed to civilian hospital following sudden decline in his health

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4213391,00.html

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"The convicted spy Jonathan Pollard, who is serving a life sentence in the US, has been taken to a civilian hospital following deterioration in his health. His condition was not immediately clear.

Pollard, who suffers from various health problems, has been complaining of severe pain in recent days, Ynet has learned.

Members of the Committee to Bring Jonathan Pollard Home estimated that the decline in the inmate's health was critical. According to the activists, he was last taken to the hospital in August, when he required emergency kidney surgery.

President Shimon Peres, Israel's Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger and Pollard's wife, Esther, responded development, calling on Jewish communities worldwide to pray for his recovery."

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Scurrilous Apr 2012 OP
oberliner Apr 2012 #1
LiberalEsto Apr 2012 #2
oberliner Apr 2012 #3
customerserviceguy Apr 2012 #6
Owlet Apr 2012 #4
oberliner Apr 2012 #5
Violet_Crumble Apr 2012 #8
aranthus Apr 2012 #9
Scurrilous Apr 2012 #7
Scurrilous Apr 2012 #10
oberliner Apr 2012 #11

Response to Scurrilous (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 12:56 PM

1. Do you think he should be released for health reasons?

What are your thoughts?

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Response to oberliner (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 01:15 PM

2. No.

He is lucky he wasn't executed as a traitor.

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Response to LiberalEsto (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 02:38 PM

3. Executed as a traitor?

Isn't life in prison generally the punishment in cases such as this?

Look at Robert Hanssen.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 03:32 PM

6. Both went into plea deals

Still, I wouldn't shed any tears if either of them were shanked in prison.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 03:14 PM

4. Like the Lockerbie bomber? (eom)

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Response to Owlet (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 03:16 PM

5. Exactly

I think he was freed in 2009 due to ailing health.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 05:34 AM

8. Why should he? It's not a terminal condition n/t

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Response to oberliner (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 10:28 AM

9. Either his sentence was fair and just, or it was not.

If it was, then no, he should not be released. Life imprisonment should mean exactly that; both for people like the Lockerbie Bomber and for Pollard.

If his sentence was not fair and just, then he should be released for that reason.

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Response to Scurrilous (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 04:20 AM

7. Interesting....

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"Pollard’s wife Esther and sources close to the family have said that he has been suffering from severe pain for a long time, and that his health had been in decline, however, prison officials only agreed to the hospital transfer after the intervention of congressmen."

http://www.algemeiner.com/2012/04/06/breaking-jonathan-pollard-rushed-to-the-hospital/


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"Israel radio and representatives of Pollard’s wife reported Friday that Pollard was taken to a facility outside the Butner Federal Correctional Complex, the prison complex in North Carolina where he is serving a life sentence for spying for Israel.

Butner has a medical facility, suggesting Pollard had suffered an emergency condition that could not be treated by a conventional clinic, said Aaron Troodler, a spokesman for the campaign to release him.

Pollard, 57,apparently has since returned to the prison; an official at Butner told JTA on Friday that he was in his regular prison facility."

Read more: http://www.forward.com/articles/154401/jonathan-pollard-hospitalized-outside-prison/#ixzz1rLAKZndh

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Response to Scurrilous (Original post)

Mon Apr 9, 2012, 12:35 PM

10. More:

Rabbi Metzger: Jonathan Pollard is in critical condition

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"Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard, who is serving a life sentence in the United States for espionage, is in critical condition after he was hospitalized last weekend, Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger said according to Army Radio on Sunday.

Last week, Metzger called on Jews worldwide to pray for Pollard's freedom during the Passover holiday."

http://www.jpost.com/Headlines/Article.aspx?id=265247




Pollard Remains in Critical Conditon in Hospital

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"Convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard was rushed on Friday to a hospital several miles from FCI Butner in North Carolina, where he is incarcerated, following a “serious deterioration” in his condition.

It was reported on Friday that Pollard had very sharp pains, but the precise nature of the problem or its actual severity remains unknown.

Members of the Committee for Pollard said "there is a serious concern the present;; pains may represent a life-threatening crisis."

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/154591#.T4MMcfCXSVE



Pollard's wife tells Peres: I don't want to become a widow

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4213824,00.html

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Response to Scurrilous (Original post)

Mon Apr 9, 2012, 07:39 PM

11. White House denies Pollard appeal

The White House announced Monday that the US administration has rejected President Shimon Peres' request to grant convicted spy Jonathan Pollard clemency.

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4214442,00.html

Whew, right?

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