Sons of executed spy Ethel Rosenberg ask White House to exonerate her

2016-12-01 20:14
Ethel Rosenberg’s son, Robert Meeropol, speaks to the media in front of the White House. (Alex Brandon, AP)

Ethel Rosenberg’s son, Robert Meeropol, speaks to the media in front of the White House. (Alex Brandon, AP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Washington - The sons of convicted spy Ethel Rosenberg are asking President Barack Obama to exonerate their mother.

Rosenberg was executed, along with her husband, Julius, in 1953 after being convicted in a Cold War atomic spying case that captivated the country.

Michael and Robert Meeropol plan to present a letter on Thursday at the White House, citing unsealed court records they say cast doubt on their mother's guilt.

Court records made public last year show Ethel Rosenberg's brother, a star trial witness for the prosecution, never implicated his sister in an earlier appearance before a grand jury.

The Meeropols are seeking a White House proclamation declaring that Ethel Rosenberg was wrongly convicted.

The brothers appeared at the White House in 1953 to ask President Dwight Eisenhower to spare their parents' lives.

Read more on:    us

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.