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Latest update : 2013-02-22

Israel's Prisoner X: when does national security trump civil liberties? (part 2)

It’s not just Australians who want answers over the alleged suicide of a dual citizen in an Israeli cell. Long known as Prisoner X, the case of Ben Zygier sparks heated discussion over how much the public should know.

  • Gil MIHAELY. Columnist, Yedioth Ahronoth;
  • Ron SOFER. Lawyer at the Paris and New York Bars;
  • Amélie LEFEBVRE. Jurist at Paris law firm Bourdon, Voituriez & Associates;
  • John LYONS. Middle East Correspondent, The Australian (from Jerusalem);

Produced by Anelise Borges, François Picard, Mary Colombel, Christopher Davis.

Watch the first part here.

By Anelise Borges

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