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Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Yigal Amir to stay in isolation, but be allowed to pray with a minyan

The Supreme Court has ruled that convicted Rabin assassin Yigal Amir must remain in isolation, but will be allowed to interact with other inmates under supervision to pray with a minyan (quorum) of ten men.
The decision upheld a Petah Tikva District Court ruling that Amir should remain in solitary confinement for an additional six months. In upholding the lower court's decision, however, the Supreme Court noted that in the future, Amir should be allowed short visits with other prisoners, to hold a prayer minyan, among other reasons.

However, the judges wrote that if Amir abuses such privileges "despite promises and liabilities, ...it will be permissible to terminate [the privileges] immediately."
I outlined my positions about the restrictions on Amir here.

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