Yigal Amir asks to be taken out of solitary confinement

September 6, 2010 11:53

Rabin assassin: No other prisoner in Israeli history has been kept in solitary confinement as long as me, including Palestinians terrorists.

Yigal Amir during Thursday's court hearing in Tel

Yigal Amir during Thursday's court hearing in Tel Aviv into the assassin's request to attend his son's circumcision.. (photo credit: AP)

Yigal Amir, the assassin of former prime minister Yitzhak Rabin, made a formal complaint in Petah Tikva's District Court on Monday, that he and his brother Hagi are the only prisoners in Israel held for such a long period in solitary confinement.

"Even security prisoners, Hamas prisoners, [northern branch of the Islamic movement head] Raed Salah and Marwan Barghouti are not kept in solitary confinement," said Amir in court.

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Amir and his brother have spent the last 15 years in solitary confinement.

He requested that authorities transfer him to the prison section for religious prisoners, saying he was a one-time offender unlikely to repeat his actions.

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