Israeli lawyer sheds some light on 'Prisoner X' mystery
Partially lifting a gag order on the case, an Israeli court said a dual-nationality citizen had been imprisoned secretly under a false name for 'security reasons,' and found dead in his cell in what was ruled a suicide.
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In an apparent reversal from previous statements, Australian Foreign minister Bob Carr said on Thursday his ministry had known about Zygier's jailing in Israel as early as February 2010. On Wednesday he said Australian diplomats in Israel only found out about the detention after his death in custody later that year.Skip to next paragraph
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Israel's Justice Ministry said a court has ordered an inquiry into possible negligence in Zygier's death.
Zygier, who came from a prominent Jewish family in Australia and was also known as Ben Alonand Ben Allen, was buried in Melbourne. He had been married with two young children. His relatives have declined all comment on the case.
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