Skip to comments.Court Cuts Anat Kamís Sentence in Split Decision
Posted on 12/31/2012 2:20:22 AM PST by Eleutheria5
The High Court Monday morning reduced by one year a jail term for Anat Kam, convicted of stealing and exposing IDF documents while she was a soldier.
She turned over the material to Haaretz journalist Uri Blau, who was sentenced to four months of community service. Kam filed the appeal after Blau's relatively light sentence.
Kam stole and passed on to Blau more than 2,000 classified documents while she served in the army. She was sentenced last year to four and a half years in jail, and the judges at the time said the stiff sentence was necessary to make it clear to everyone that her violations were totally unacceptable.
The judges' majority opinion in the High Court on Monday explained that they agreed to take one year off the jail term because she was a first-offender and has cooperated with the authorities. Kam, 25 years old, now will be eligible for parole in 14 months.
High Court president Noam Solberg dissented in the 2-1 decision.
He wrote in his opinion that the case is unique in its severity" and that shortening the sentence could blur the distinction between freedom and anarchy.
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