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  Adar 3, 5773 , 13/02/13

Australian FM Orders Review of Death of Prisoner X

Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr on Wednesday ordered a review into the handling of the mysterious 2010 death of an Australian imprisoned in Israel with suspected ties to Mossad, after new details emerged.

The story of the so-called Prisoner X first surfaced in May 2010 when Israel's Ynet news website ran a story in which it spoke about a prisoner being held in top-secret conditions whose identity and crime were not even known to his jailers, AFP reported.

Renewed interest came Tuesday when additional details into the case emerged.

"I'm not reluctant to seek an explanation from the Israeli government about what happened," Carr said in an interview with ABC.

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