Offered bi-weekly meetings. Amir
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State: Yigal Amir can meet 1 other prisoner

State Prosecutor's Office examining ways to alleviate confinement conditions of Yitzhak Rabin's assassin; proposes half-hour bi-weekly meetings with another prisoner

The State Prosecutor's Office is considering ways to alleviate the confinement conditions of Yigal Amir, who assassinated former Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.


One of the options being examined is to have Amir meet with another prisoner every other week for half an hour. The offer was presented to Amir's attorney ahead of a scheduled hearing at the Petach Tikva District Court.


Recently, the State offered to place another prisoner in Amir's cell, but he refused. His attorney, Avi Moskowitz of the Public Defender's Office, explained that this would perpetuate Amir's confinement.


Last month, the Supreme Court rejected Amir's appeal over the decision to keep him in solitary confinement, and ruled that he will stay in confinement for an additional six months.


In their ruling, the judges wrote that letting Amir meet with other prisoners for short periods of time under supervision, in order to enable him to pray in a quorum, may be examined during the next hearing.


Justices Miriam Naor, Ester Chayut and Neal Hendel said that "this possibility may be examined in the future, without writing anything in stone."


"The option of easing his condition from time to tome, in a way other than placing another prisoner in his cell, such as allowing the petitioner to meet with other prisoners, has not been raised during the hearing," wrote Judge Naor.



פרסום ראשון: 01.03.11, 14:20
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