Peres responds to Olmert sentence: Sad day, but due process was given

President Shimon Peres commented on the jail sentence handed down to former prime minister Ehud Olmert, saying "this is the legal process which is custom in democratic states."


Currently in Norway, the president further said that "Personally, this is a sad day. But the legal process was untouched by personal interests."


(Itamar Eichner, Norway)