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Yigal Amir to remain in solitary confinement

Court rejects yet another appeal by former PM Rabin's assassin to join general prison population

Yigal Amir, who assassinated Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, will remain in solitary confinement, the Petah Tikva District Court ruled. The ruling will be reexamined in July.


A hearing on the matter was held following an appeal by Amir.


According to a Wednesday report in Yedioth Ahronoth, the court accepted the Israeli Prison Service and State Prosecutor's stance that Amir is still a security risk. Both maintain that should Amir be allowed to have contact with other prisoners, he may try and spread his radical doctrine.


The court also accepted the two bodies' assertion that actual harm may come to Amir, should he be allowed contact with the general prison population.


Amir, through Attorney Ariel Atari, rejected a compromised suggested by the court, to have a single prisoner join Amir in his cell for a few hours every day.



פרסום ראשון: 04.06.11, 09:35
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