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Sentence Commuted for Friend of Rabin's Killer

July 19, 2001|From Times Wire Reports

Israeli President Moshe Katsav commuted the sentence of a woman convicted of failing to tell authorities about a plot to assassinate the late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.

Margalit Har-Shefi, 25, a friend of Rabin's assassin, is to be released from prison Aug. 10 after serving five months of her nine-month sentence.

Rabin was shot and killed after a peace rally in Tel Aviv on Nov. 4, 1995, by Yigal Amir, an extremist opponent of his policies of compromise with the Palestinians.

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