The attorney for an American-Israeli man convicted of hoaxing US Jewish community centers and other targets around the world with thousands of bomb threats has appealed the 10-year prison sentence for his client.
M., 20, whose full name is withheld by a gag order in Israel, was found guilty in June of hundreds of counts of extortion, publishing false information that caused panic, computer offenses, and money laundering, among other charges. In November, M. was sentenced to 10 years in prison and fined NIS 60,000 ($16,068).
His lawyer asserts that there were substantial flaws in Israeli authorities’ interrogation and prosecution of his client., pointing out that M. “is the only individual with autism currently serving in Israeli prison, let alone who has been in detention for nearly two years,” since his March 2017 arrest.
Read more at Times of Israel.