Israeli soldier jailed for leaking secrets

Oct. 30, 2011 at 8:02 AM
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TEL AVIV, Israel, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- A female former Israeli soldier was sentenced to 4.5 years in prison in Tel Aviv Sunday for leaking hundreds of classified documents to a newspaper.

The court also imposed a suspended sentence of 18 months on Anat Kamm after she serves her prison time, the Jerusalem Post reported.

Kamm was convicted in February of passing some 2,000 documents to the Haaretz newspaper in 2008 while she was working at the military's central command.

At least 700 of the documents were classified, Haaretz said.

Since her arrest, Kamm has told media she wanted to expose wrongs she alleges were committed by the military.

She has been in jail for two years, but that wasn't deducted from her sentence, the reports said.

Her sentence was the result of a plea bargain that reduced the charges from sedition, which would have carried a life sentence, the Post said.

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