Israeli gets 4.5 years for leaking army secrets to media
A Tel Aviv court on Sunday jailed a young Israeli woman for four-and-a-half years for spying and leaking classified military documents to Israel’s Haaretz newspaper, officials said.
A transcript of Sunday’s ruling obtained by AFP said Anat Kam was given 45 days to appeal the sentence, which comes on top of the time she had already spent under house arrest since December 2009.
Kam was convicted in February under a plea bargain which saw her admitting to charges of “serious espionage” and “passing on classified data” in return for the prosecution dropping a charge of intent to harm state security, which carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.
The court on Sunday sentenced her to 54 months in jail, with an additional 18 months suspended for three years from completion of the term…