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  9/26/2011, Elul 27, 5771

Yigal Amir in Isolation Until January Except for Study


The Petach Tikva District court ruled, on Monday that Yigal Amir, the convicted assassin of Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin, must continue to be held in isolation until January, except for three weekly sessions of Torah study.

Judge Avraham Tal noted that there were no recent negative statements by Amir or his associates, but stressed "There is nothing to dispel the concern that Amir did not recant the doctrine that was the basis for the assassination...." He made it clear that one could not ignore the nearly 16 years Amir has been in solitary confinement since the assassination, but said it could not be compared to the terms of other security prisoners or those serving life sentences because of Amir's ideological motives.