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  • U.S. Spy Pollard Claims Torture in Prison

    05/08/2005 9:34:25 PM PDT · by SmithL · 44 replies · 1,150+ views
    AP ^ | 5/8/5
    JERUSALEM, Israel -- Jonathan Pollard, an American imprisoned in the United States for spying for Israel, is seeking to be declared a Prisoner of Zion — a status that would require Israel to do all it can to get him released, his lawyer said Sunday. Israel, which has pressed the issue of releasing Pollard with the U.S. government, has so far refused to assign him that status, which was originally created for Jewish activists imprisoned in the Soviet Union in the 1970s and 80s. Pollard's petition alleges he was kept naked for more than a year in solitary confinement in...