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Yigal Amir in court
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Yigal Amir demands conjugal visit
After receiving authorization to inseminate his wife artificially, Rabin's killer claims treatments have damaged her health, demands conjugal visit

Yigal Amir petitioned to the Tel Aviv District Court, asking judges to allow him a conjugal visit with his wife Larissa Trimbobler for fertility reasons. The two have already received authorization to bring children into the world through artificial insemination but Amir claims that they do not need a medical procedure, which is endangering his wife's health.

 

In his petition the Prime Minister's murderer writes that the country and prison authorities are disregarding humanitarian concerns, forcing Trimbobler to endure painful and dangerous fertility treatments.

 

Amir says that "the medication my wife is required to take has caused medical complications that may cause long term damage which cannot be estimated yet. All my requests made to the Prison Authorities have gone unanswered and they're just ignoring me. If it were me and my health I could understand their intolerance. But the person in question here is a completely normal law abiding citizen, why is her health being put at risk?"

 

'Health issues far more important'

 Amir and Trimbobler were given the authorization to being fertility treatments early this

year, after being denied the right to conjugal visits due to security concerns. Prison Authorities then determined that the treatments would be carried out in an orderly fashion but shortly afterwards Amir was caught trying to smuggle semen out to his wife in a bag. Amir was penalized, but the authorization to continue the treatments was not revoked and they continued.

 

"Why are we not allowed even a one-time conjugal visit, which could save all these chemicals?" wrote Amir in his petition, "what security concerns could there possibly be about such a visit compared with the substantial concerns for my wife's health? Not to mention the pain and side-effects involved with these treatments."

 

Amir added in his petition that he and his wife are willing to accept any necessary supervision required by prison authorities during the conjugal visit: "These treatments are completely unnecessary. Especially in light of the fact that we agree to any supervision needed to remove the 'security concern'. Prison authorities have told me in response that the necessary supervision will invade our privacy rights. Yet all these treatments greatly invade our privacy, not to mention health issues which are far more important than an invasion of privacy."

 

Amir again asked the court to rule on the matter immediately, so that he and Trimbobler can stop the treatments.

 

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