Early release for ex-soldier who leaked secret info
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Early release for ex-soldier who leaked secret info

Anat Kamm will be freed in 10 days after good behavior in prison, parole board decides

Adiv Sterman is a breaking news editor at The Times of Israel.

Anat Kamm sits in the Tel Aviv District court on April 12, 2011. (photo by Yossi Zeliger/Flash90)
Anat Kamm sits in the Tel Aviv District court on April 12, 2011. (photo by Yossi Zeliger/Flash90)

Anat Kamm, a former soldier who was convicted of leaking classified military documents to a journalist during her army service, will be released from prison in 10 days, after the Parole Board of Prison Services accepted a request to shorten her 3.5-year sentence.

In their ruling, the parole board stated that Kamm, who has been jailed since November 2011, would serve a total of two and a third years and was being early released for good behavior.

In 2006, while serving as an assistant in the office of Maj. Gen. Yair Naveh — then commander of Israel’s Central Command — Kamm made copied of thousands of documents from his office.

After she was discharged from the army, she passed them on to Haaretz reporter Uri Blau.

In 2008, Blau published details from the documents in a series of articles that led investigators to Kamm’s door, and in 2010 she was arrested and charged with espionage.

In February 2011, Kamm signed a plea bargain that stipulated that she would not be charged with harming national security if she pleaded guilty to leaking state secrets.

In October 2011, she was sentenced to four and a half years in prison and 18 months’ probation. Following an appeal, Kamm’s sentence was later shortened to three and a half years.

Since her conviction, Kamm has expressed regret for her actions.

Times of Israel Staff contributed to this report

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