TEL AVIV - Yigal Amir, who murdered Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin more than 9 years ago, wants judges to approve more physical contact between him and his wife.
On Sunday, Amir petitioned the Tel Aviv District Court, asking that it order Prison Service officials to allow him to hug Larissa Trimbobler during her visits.
Amir claims he is being discriminated against, and that other prisoners are allowed to hug their partners. He says, however, that he is permitted to hug his mother and other family members.
A month ago, prison guards disrupted a visit by Trimbobler after she and Amir were passionately kissing and hugging. Guards warned the two to cease, but a few minutes later they resumed the heated activity, prompting the visit’s end.
The Prison Service says Amir and Trimbobler were engaged in “erotic contact,” in contravention of visit regulations.
“Usually, regular kisses and holding hands is allowed,” a prison official said, “but that time the contact was more erotic."