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Rivlin granted one-fifth of pardon requests during his tenure – report

President Reuven Rivlin speaks at a ceremony in memory of the Israeli soldiers who were killed in the second Lebanon War at the National Hall of Remembrance at Mount Herzl in Jerusalem on June 24, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
President Reuven Rivlin speaks at a ceremony in memory of the Israeli soldiers who were killed in the second Lebanon War at the National Hall of Remembrance at Mount Herzl in Jerusalem on June 24, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

President Reuven Rivlin, whose seven-year term ends this week, granted 1,797 pardon requests out of 8,682 he received through the month of April 2021, reports Channel 12 News.

The TV network reports that, according to the full figures, Rivlin granted slightly more than one-fifth of the requests he received during his tenure for pardons or reduced sentences.

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