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The Prison Service is searching for a prisoner suitable for studying with the murderer of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, Yigal Amir, for an hour every two weeks, the state announced Wednesday.
On April 5 the Petah Tikva District Court decided to keep Amir separate for another six months. Amir appealed the order, and the prosecution announced that it had suggested court-approved meetings with other prisoners.
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A few months ago the court permitted Amir to study or pray with other prisoners under supervision, the prosecution said in its answer to the appeal. One of the offers was to select another prisoner to study with Amir.
But the assassin has demands regarding his study partner's identity. He has requested that the latter be a yeshiva graduate and that he have an educational background similar to his own so that the two will be able to enrich each other's world.
The prosecution says it is currently searching for a suitable candidate.
It adds that the court decided to keep Amir in solitary confinement because he is still considered a danger to the public and because the IPS fears his life may be threatened by other prisoners.
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