Photo: Gil Yohanan
Yigal Amir
Photo: Gil Yohanan
Gil Yochanan
Larissa Trimbobler
Gil Yochanan

Yigal Amir attempts to smuggle semen

Despite receiving permission to carry out artificial insemination, Amir and partner attempt to 'advance' procedure

Yigal Amir and Larissa Trimbobler were caught trying to smuggle semen out of prison, in a pirate attempt to advance the artificial insemination process granted to them.


After receiving authorization to bring a child into the world through artificial insemination, prison staff found a bag containing Amir's semen during a visit Trimbobler. The visit was stopped immediately and Trimbobler was removed from the prison.


Earlier, the couple received approval in principle to carry out artificial insemination, but it seems that the couple couldn't restrain themselves and wait for the Prisons Authority to allow them to carry out the insemination process.


Trimbobler arrived at the prison in the morning and two began to 'advance the idea' independently.


The plan was apparently premeditated, and Trimbobler hid the bag in a test tube she brought with her, hidden among her belongings. A search by the prison's staff uncovered however uncovered the test tube before she met with Amir.


Despite the find, the visit was allowed to go ahead, but after Trimbobler entered Amir's cell, prison guards noticed that he gave her a bag. Staff members ended the visit, and found that the bag contained Amir's semen. The bag was confiscated, and Larissa was taken out of the cell.


Prisons Authority Spokesman Ofer Lefler said in response: "Until the medical procedure is not completed in accordance with the judicial department, the transfer of semen will not be allowed."


The Prisons Authority said that it viewed the act with great severity.


Geula Amir: Prisons Authority is lying


Geula Amir: Prisons Authority is lying


The Amir family has responded with fury, refusing to believe that Larissa would do such an act, and are convinced that the Prisons Authority is lying. Geula Amir, Yigal’s mother, told Ynet: "They wouldn't do such a thing, it's not possible. Larissa wouldn't do such a thing, she's scared of her own shadow; especially when she knows that by doing so she would endanger her visits and the family's."


She added: "They don't let anyone move during the visit. The guards stand right next to them. Larissa couldn't pour a cup of coffee without seeing what was in it. This is a total lie. I expected that the Prisons Authority would try and do such a thing – to sabotage and prevent the insemination."


"Now they'll say that Yigal needs to undergo a serious trial and they'll delay the insemination," said Geula.


On Tuesday, the Prisons Authority and the State Attorney decided to allow an artificial insemination to go ahead, following a petition submitted by Amir. 


Larissa has denied trying to smuggle Amir's semen outside of the prison. She says she arrived at the prison with a test tube, but when she was forbidden from bringing it in, she returned it to her car.


Yigal Amir's mother, Geula, says that the bag taken from Trimbobler did not contain semen, but milk and an egg mixed together as a prank, in light of not being allowed to start the insemination process on Thursday.


Miri Chason contributed to this report


פרסום ראשון: 03.09.06, 17:01
 new comment
This will delete your current comment