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Yigal Amir to Appeal for a Retrial

Yitzchak Rabin’s convicted murderer, Yigal Amir, is making legal preparations to request a retrial from the court, 22 years after he was accused and convicted of murdering Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin and was sentenced to life-imprisonment.

Amir’s wife, Larisa Amir Trembovler, updated the Israeli press about the dramatic decision to request the re-trial. “I want to inform you all that in the coming days we will be instating a special task force for the defense of and request of a retrial for Yigal Amir. This decision was made with Amir’s consent after we discussed the matter with him.”

In Larisa’s message tot he media she also said: “All of the press related issues surrounding the retrial will be handled by a media group in Switzerland. We will not be giving any details to Israeli media.”

Yigal Amir

(This article was written by the Israel Desk after Shabbos had ended in Israel)

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