Michael Dukakis Asks Obama to Exonerate Ethel Rosenberg

Michael Dukakis Asks Obama to Exonerate Ethel Rosenberg
Exonerate Ethel 2016

Rosenberg was executed with her husband in 1953, but mounting evidence indicates she was not a Soviet spy.

December 13, 2016

Michael Dukakis wants President Barack Obama to officially exonerate an alleged Soviet Union spy, who was executed more than 60 years ago.

Ethel Rosenberg and her husband, Julius Rosenberg, were put to death in 1953 for allegedly passing along secrets about the atomic bomb to the Soviet Union. But an Easthampton-based campaign by the Rosenbergs’ sons, Michael and Robert Meeropol, hopes to get Obama to proclaim their mother’s innocence.

And now they have a former presidential nominee and Massachusetts governor on their side. Read the full story here.