FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF JEWISH LAWYERS AND JURISTS (AAJLJ)
URGES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE TO EASE JONATHAN POLLARDS PAROLE RESTRICTIONS
Washington, DC - December 7, 2015
The American Association of Jewish Lawyers and has issued a letter to United States Attorney General, Loretta E. Lynch, urging the Department of Justice to consent to any request by Jonathan Pollard to relocate to Israel, or alternatively, ease Pollards parole restrictions by eliminating ankle or leg monitoring and home and employment computer surveillance. In its letter, the AAJLJ also expressed concern that Pollards parole restrictions impermissibly interfere with his ability to practice his religion in violation of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). A copy of the letter is attached.
ABOUT THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF JEWISH LAWYERS AND JURISTS
The AAJLJ was founded in 1983 and is affiliated with the International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists (IAJLJ). The IAJLJ was founded in 1969 by the late Justice Arthur J. Goldberg of the United States Supreme Court, the late Justice Haim Cohn of the Supreme Court of Israel, and the late Rene Cassin, French Nobel Laureate and author of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The AAJLJ represents the American Jewish legal community, defending Jewish interests and human rights in the United States and abroad.
CONTACT: For additional information concerning this letter or the AAJLJ, please contact Alyza Lewin, President of the AAJLJ:
Telephone: 202 828 1000
Lynda K. Prior, Office Manager
LEWIN & LEWIN, LLP
888 17th Street NW, 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20006