Amir. Poses security risk
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State: Keep Yigal Amir in solitary confinement

Prime minister's assassin petitions to be released from solitary confinement. State Prosecutor's Office responds, claims he may 'spread his word' among other inmates

Yigal Amir, Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin's assassin, has filed a petition with the Supreme Court demanding he be released from solitary confinement. The State Prosecutor's Office sent a response urging the court to keep Amir in his present condition.


According to the State, the Shin Bet has information suggesting that Amir would try to "spread his word" among the prisoners should he leave solitary confinement.


"Amir is a role model for extreme elements and is working to spread his radical doctrine among the masses. It is feared he would encourage others to perform similar acts, " the State's response noted.


It was further stated that the Prison Service estimates that Amir's life would be in danger should he be among other prisoners. It is feared the other inmates would try to take revenge on him for his crimes.


The State claimed that a district court has already noted that Amir poses a security risk and that he has not regretted his actions or reconsidered the ideology that led him to assassinate Rabin.


It was further noted that Amir has previously violated Prison Service restrictions. The response also noted that the attorney general has decided that when the Prison Service agrees to release Amir from his current confinement, the relevant parties will consider placing him in a cell with one other person.



פרסום ראשון: 11.11.10, 15:50
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