MKs defend breaking gag order on 'Prisoner X'

February 19, 2013 16:59

MKs expressed concern about freedom of speech Tuesday, following Knesset Legal Adviser Eyal Yinon's ruling that breaking a gag order on the "Prisoner X" incident could lead to criminal charges for lawmakers.

"I was appalled by Yinon's legal opinion. I acted within my significant immunity as part of fulfilling my role, within the walls of the Knesset and did not break any law," MK Ahmed Tibi (UAL-Ta'al) said, referring to last week, when he and MKs Zehava Gal-On (Meretz) and Dov Henin (Hadash)  asked Justice Minister Yaakov Neeman questions about the case of the alleged Mossad agent and Australian citizen who committed suicide in his prison cell, while the case was under a gag order.

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