Ex-Israeli PM Olmert's parole restrictions lifted

2017-07-05 05:14
Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert, left, leaves prison after being released. (Ariel Schalit, AP)

Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert, left, leaves prison after being released. (Ariel Schalit, AP)

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Jerusalem - Israel's president has lifted parole restrictions imposed on former prime minister Ehud Olmert when he was released from prison this week.

Reuven Rivlin's office said on Tuesday that Olmert will no longer be bound by the terms of his early release. Those restrictions included a ban on leaving the country or speaking to the media.

The president's office says Olmert is still barred from running for office for several years.

The 71-year-old Olmert was serving a 27-month sentence when the national parole board decided last week to release him early for good behaviour. He was freed on Sunday, after serving 16 months for his role in a corruption scandal.

Olmert served as prime minister from 2006 to 2009.

He is the country's first prime minister ever sent to prison.

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