Prisoner X aka Ben Zygier
Austrailian FM Carr
Photo: Reuters

Australia says still waiting for information on Zygier

Australia's FM says Israel has yet to offer 'comprehensive accounting' regarding circumstances of Prisoner X's death

Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr said Tuesday that his country is still waiting for Israel's response to its request for more information regarding the circumstances surrounding Ben Zygier's death. Carr spoke to Australia's ABC radio.


"I am not aware there has been a comprehensive accounting for what has happened, for what gave rise to his arrest, his detention, his suicide," he said, adding "We have asked them for all information relevant to Australia on this and we will continue to do that."


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He also noted concern over Israel's alleged usage of Australian passports, saying " Australia's got a clear interest, a distinct point of view on this - an objection to Australian passports being used by dual citizens who are off working for a foreign intelligence agency."


שר החוץ בוב קאר דורש תשובות בחודש שעבר (צילום: רויטרס)

Bob Carr wants answers (Photo: Reuters)


The Sydney Morning Herald published on Monday a comprehensive report on Prisoner X, as did Der Spiegel.


According to the reports, at the time of his arrest, Zygier was carrying a disk containing sensitive information, which he planned to pass onto a Hezbollah informant.


According to the report, Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah knew about Zygier’s communication with the informant, who Zygier had tried to recruit as a double agent.


Der Spiegel reported that information passed on by Zygier led to the capture of two Mossad informants in Lebanon by the Hezbollah. Reuters reported that Zygier was planning to sneak into Syria.



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