Former president and convicted rapist Moshe Katsav will be released from prison early, a parole board has ruled in a decision announced now.
The court does not say when Katsav will be released.
“We have come to the conclusion that the time has come to order the prisoner’s release,” the ruling from the parole board reads.
Katsav will be subject to several conditions, such as checking in with a parole officer, continuing to attend a rehabilitation program and therapy session, and a restriction on speaking to the media.
The ruling comes after Katsav, convicted of rape and other sexual offenses, was rejected twice over his refusal to admit he had done anything wrong or try to rehabilitate himself.
He has served over five years of a seven-year sentence.