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Yigal Amir wants a child Photo: Gil Yohanan
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Rabin killer wants fertility treatments

Yigal Amir asks Prison Service to permit fertility treatments; prison officials say latest request a ploy meant to circumvent ban on conjugal visits

Raanan Ben Zur
Published: 08.27.05, 22:15 / Israel News

Yigal Amir, who murdered Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, submitted a request to the Prison Service several days ago asking that he be allowed to receive fertility treatments so his partner, Larissa Trimbobler, could bear children.

 

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Amir, who is serving a life sentence and is considered a security prisoner, asked the Ayalon prison director to allow the treatments. Several weeks ago, a rabbinical court recognized Amir's marriage to trimbobler. However, despite the court decision, prison officials said they do not intend to permit Amir to have conjugal visits.

 

According to the Prison Service, the marriage has not yet been recognized by the Interior Ministry.

 

British precedent

 

Prison officials said Amir's latest request marks an attempt to circumvent the ban on conjugal visits. The officials noted Amir is classified as a security prisoner, a designation approved by the High Court of Justice. Notably, security prisoners are not eligible for vacations, conjugal visits, or fertility treatments.

 

A prison official noted that a British court rejected a request by a life prisoner who wanted to have children on the grounds of looking out for the child's welfare, noting he would suffer as a result of his father serving a life term. However, the Prison Service said Amir's request will be examined by prison officials in conjunction with the State Prosecutor's Office and in consultation with the General Security Service.

 

In the past, Amir submitted requests for conjugal visits with Trimbobler. However, the applications were rejected by the Prison Service and the courts on security grounds.

 

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