Hagai Amir, sentenced to 16 years in prison for his part in the conspiracy to assassinate prime minister Yitzhak Rabin, will be released from prison in two weeks, Yedioth Ahronoth reported on Monday.
Amir, whose brother Yigal shot Rabin on November 4, 1995, has been kept in solitary confinement during his term behind bars. He was found guilty of conspiracy to commit murder and possession of a firearm, following the fatal shooting that took place after a peace rally in Tel Aviv .
The prison service parole committee has consistently refused to grant Amir an early release. According to Yedioth, two weeks ago he was offered the option of spending his remaining month in prison with the general population, but he refused. Amir, 43, who has never shown regret for the Rabin assassination, said he was worried that another prisoner might claim he was continuing to laud the assassination and thus complicate his release.
Yigal Amir, who is also being kept in solitary confinement, remains behind bars, sentenced to life imprisonment.