Report says Miri Regev sought jail furlough for Katsav

Haaretz reports that Culture Minister Miri Regev asked the Israel Prison Service for leniency for disgraced former president Moshe Katsav and businessman David Appel in 2013, during a stint as head of the Knesset’s Interior and Environment Committee.

Katsav, who is serving a seven-year sentence for rape and other offenses, and Appel, who was jailed for corruption, are both members of Regev’s Likud party.

According to Haaretz, the request came to light after the newspaper obtained a report on Regev’s visit to the two at Ma’asiyahu Prison in July 2013.

The report states that Regev asked the IPS why Katsav was denied furlough for Rosh Hashanah.

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