Israeli man who sold chemicals for weapons to Iran released from prison

Nahum Manbar, an Israeli who was imprisoned for selling chemicals to Iran that could be developed into weapons, was released on Monday after serving approximately 15 years in jail.
Manbar was sentenced to 16 years in 1996 for "providing information to the enemy with intent to harm state security" and "collaboration with the enemy in its war against Israel," Xinhua reports.
"He was released on Monday afternoon, after Israel's Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein decided to give him a pardon for good conduct," Sivan Weizman, an Israel Prison Service spokeswoman said, according to Xinhua.
This was the third time Manbar had asked for an early release. The previous rejections came as a result of the grave nature of his crime, but Manbar's latest attempt was approved by officials due to his good behavior and rehabilitation efforts in the last three years.
Manbar was accused of signing a contract with Iran to sell both chemicals and know-how, for which he received $16 million U.S. dollars. Most of his trade with Iran took place between 1990 and 1994 in Austria and Poland, despite warnings by security officials from Israel to cease his activities.
According to the terms of his parole, Manbar is barred from leaving Israel, providing interviews to local or international media, contacting foreign citizens or doing any business related with weapons trade.