Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Ben Zygier hanged himself with bed sheet in bathroom
Zygier, known as “Prisoner X” until last week, was secretly arrested in 2010 and hanged himself several months later, despite being held in the ultra-secure cell with 24-hour surveillance.
The Israeli defense lawyer who met with Zygier in jail two days before his suicide on December 15, 2010, said last week that Zygier was “absolutely not” suicidal. But lawyer Avigdor Feldman also noted that Zygier had been held for eight or nine months in solitary confinement in a cell designed for Israel’s most dangerous criminals, and that this could play havoc with a prisoner’s psyche.