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The man who killed prime minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1995, Yigal Amir, has submitted a petition demanding that the Prisons Service return a DVD player to his cell that he said was taken away from him recently.
In his petition to the Administrative Affairs Court, Amir said that it was unjust for the service to take away the device, which he said he used to see photos from family events as well as watch movies and listen to music and to lectures on Torah.
Prisons Service spokeswoman Sivan Weitzman said that the service had still not received the petition and that it would only respond on it in court, assuming that it makes its way to court.
The petition is the latest of a series of ways Amir has been a thorn in the side of prison authorities over the years. He has issued a series of petitions demanding concessions such as an easing of his solitary confinement and the granting of conjugal visits with his spouse, Larisa Trembovler, whom he married surreptitiously in August 2004, in a ceremony that was recognized by a rabbinical court the next year. He later petitioned for and received the right to hold a conjugal visit with Trembovler in October 2006, during which she became pregnant with their son.
Amir is a security prisoner, so he has long faced tougher restrictions than criminal prisoners.