Yigal Amir asks court to allow conjugal visits

October 18, 2006 14:22

Yigal Amir petitioned the Tel Aviv District Court on Wedensday to allow conjugal visits with his wife, Larissa Trimbobler, after claiming that the fertility treatments approved for the couple earlier this year were endangering her health. Amir, who is serving a life sentence for the assassination of former prime minister Yitzhak Rabin, claimed that the state and Prison Services were ignoring humanitarian concerns by refusing to allow the visits, forcing Trimbobler to use painful and dangerous medical procedures instead. "If we were talking about me and my health, I could understand [their] inflexibility, but here, we are talking about a law-abiding, completely normative citizen. Why is it necessary to endanger her health?" Amir wrote.

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