An Israeli Convicted of spying for the former Soviet Union has asked the Supreme Court to free him for health reasons.
Chief Justice Aharon Barak opened the Monday hearing to the media for the first time, at the request of 76-year-old Marcus Klingberg.
Klingberg has served 13 year of an 18-year sentence.
His attorney asked that the remainder of his sentence be commuted due to failing health.
The representative for the state was opposed to the early release, saying that Klingberg could still reveal information that would be harmful to Israel’s security.