Yigal Amir asks to be taken out of solitary confinement

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

September 6, 2010 11:53
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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