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Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2013-02-13

Israel’s ministry of justice on Wednesday admitted for the first time that an Australian-Israeli citizen was jailed under a false name. The prisoner died in 2010 and an investigation concluded six weeks ago that he had committed suicide.

Israel is admitting for the first time that it held an Israeli with dual citizenship under a false name for security reasons.

According to a statement from the Justice Ministry, the prisoner’s family was notified after he was detained.

The statement issued on Wednesday said he was imprisoned according to a court order and that the prisoner’s full rights were retained.

It says the prisoner was found dead in his cell two years ago, and that a judge ordered an investigation into his death.

About six weeks ago, the investigation concluded that he committed suicide.

However, a judge has asked the state to check for possible aspects of negligence.

Australian media reported that an Australian-Israeli citizen was held in secret by Israel and died in 2010 under mysterious circumstances.

(AP)

Date created : 2013-02-13

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