Palestinian president pardons officer jailed for criticising him over Peres

Palestinian president pardons officer jailed for criticising him over Peres
 

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday pardoned a military officer sentenced to a year in jail for criticizing him for attending the funeral of Israeli statesman Shimon Peres, an official said.
A court in the occupied West Bank had sentenced Lieutenant-Colonel Osama Mansour to jail and ordered him dismissed because he had broken a military code of conduct forbidding uniformed officials from expressing political opinions, his lawyer said.
But a senior Palestinian official, who declined to be named, told Reuters: "The president has issued an amnesty decree in favour of Mansour... read more

 
12 October 2016 in World News, Views: 41
Source: Reuters
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