07.10.2011 09.Tischrei. 5772 Erew Jom Kippur
In rare interview, legal adviser Udit Corinaldi-Sirkis says that Shimon Peres received more than 2,500 such requests last year.
President Shimon Peres receives approximately 2,500 pardon requests each year. But contrary to popular perception, only about 30 percent are from people seeking reduced jail terms.
Roughly half seek the erasure of a criminal record, 10 percent seek to restore a revoked driver's license, and 10 percent seek to lower fines – sometimes even those totaling only a few hundred shekels….