Bnai Brith Response to the Open Letter to Jewish Leaders

Justice4JP Release - August 29, 2001

B ' N A I   B ' R I T H   I N T E R N A T I O N A L

Richard D. Heideman, President

June 29, 2001

Mr. Jonathan Pollard
FCI Butner POB 1000
Butner, NC 27509-1000

Dear Jonathan:

We have received the e-mailed Open Letter to the American Jewish Leaders who participated in a May 31st Working Dinner with President George W. Bush. B'nai B'rith International is unwavering in our continuing support for your release.

For your information and records, we enclose the letter B'nai B'rith International sent to President Bush on April 25, 2001, calling for your release. In mid-June we received confirmation from the Counsel to the President that the letter was received and was forwarded to the Justice Department for review and recommendation.

Subsequently, a letter has arrived from Roger C. Adams, Pardon Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice. Mr. Adams' letter includes the following statement: "Mr. Pollard does not presently have a pending request for commutation of sentence, but we will retain your letter for inclusion in his clemency file should he reapply in the near future." We thought we should make you aware of this.

With every good wish,


Richard D. Heideman

1640 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036-3278 202-857-6500 FAX 202-296-0633

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