The wife of Yigal Amir, who assassinated Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1995, registered on Tuesday a new political party in an effort to get a retrial for her husband.
Upon filing the forms to register the party, called Mishpat Tzedek (Hebrew for fair trial), Larissa Trimbobler-Amir told Central Elections Committee Chairman Neal Hendel and Director General Attorney Orly Ades that her party will act to implement reforms to the justice system and for the release of Yigal Amir from prison.
"We demand a retrial for Yigal Amir, we demand retrials for all those people who deserve it, all the innocent people sitting in prison," said Trimbobler-Amir. "We demand a deep reform of the courts and media and only we can do that. The politicians are only worried about their image."
Party Registrar Attorney Eyal Globus announced earlier this month that he approved the establishment of the party after Trimbobler-Amir declared that the party will not attempt to justify Rabin's murder.
"One of democracy's greatest qualities is allowing different ideas to be heard," said Globus. "The registration of a party will only be declined in extreme cases where basic fundamental rights are feared to be violated."
The party's slate constitutes of 14 candidates, including Amir's mother, Geula Amir, who is placed sixth on the list.
Yigal Amir has been sentenced to life in prison after he assassinated Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin at a peace rally in Tel Aviv in November 1995.
First published: 23:27 , 01.14.20