Menu
Home

World

Israel admits for first time that it held Israeli with dual citizenship under false name

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.