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Australian report: Diplomats were aware of Zygier's arrest

Australian newspaper Sydney Morning Herald reported that Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr's office has revealed an Australian diplomat was aware Melbourne resident Ben Zygier had been detained in an Israeli prison before his death in 2010.

 

A spokesman for Carr corrected previous statements by the government that it knew nothing of the Zygier case until the prisoner died and his relatives – a prominent Jewish family in Melbourne – asked for his body to be repatriated. (Ynet)