Pollard claims he was tortured

Sunday, May 08, 2005 |    

The lawyer for American Jonathan Pollard, who was sentenced to life in prison in 1985 for spying for Israel, says he experienced “cruel and extreme” forms of torture in US prisons. A petition filed with Israel's Supreme Court said Pollard has been subjected to electric shock and sleep deprivation and was kept naked for a year in solitary confinement in freezing temperatures. The petition demands that Pollard be declared a Prisoner of Zion--a status that would require the Israeli government to do all it can to get him released.

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