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Larissa Trimbobler
Photo: Niv Calderon

Yigal Amir's wife calls for probe against police chief

Larissa Trimbobler writes to attorney general, State comptroller demanding they investigate Police Commissioner Dudi Cohen for leaking videotape of Rabin killer's interrogation. 'The criminal statute prohibits leaking such material,' she says

Larissa Trimbobler, Yigal Amir's wife, appealed to Attorney General Menachem Mazuz on Tuesday, and demanded he open an investigation against Police Commissioner Dudi Cohen for leaking the videotape of her husband's interrogation to the press.


The tape in question documented Yigal Amir's first interrogation, just a few hours after he shot former Prime Minister Yizhak Rabin. The police chief gave a copy of the tape to Rabin's daughter, Dalia, during a ceremony marking the assassination's 12th anniversary.


The tape shows Amir telling his interrogators "I decided to kill him, to neutralize him politically." Later in the tape, when Amir was asked if he was sorry for what he did, he replied "heaven forbid."


According to Trimbobler, "the criminal statute prohibits leaking any material obtained during an investigation," but the footage published had already been used in the making of a film about the assassination.


In her letter, which was also sent to State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss, Trimbobler said she was "amazed to see and hear in the media a tape chronicling my husband's interrogation… surely you know that the police violated the criminal law by leaking the tape… there is no doubt in my mind that the leak's date was carefully timed by the police, which is acting like the Rabin family's spokesman.


"Unfortunately, my husband and I have gotten used to the authorities violating our rights," writes Trimbobler. "My husband is being treated as if he has no human rights, while the rights of terrorists, rapists, pedophiles and other criminals are observed."


Trimbobler further wrote that if the Attorney General's Office fails to launch an investigation in the matter, she would seek other legal recourse.


"Larissa is no longer the trusting naive woman she was… from now on anyone publicly slamming her husband might find themselves answering for it in court," said a source close to Trimbobler.


Earlier Tuesday, Internal Security Minister Avi Dichter said he would do anything he could to see to it that Amir "will rot in prison for the rest of his days."


פרסום ראשון: 10.23.07, 17:52
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