The Straits Times
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Published on Feb 21, 2013
 

Israel guards didn't notice Prisoner X hanging 'for an hour'

 
 

JERUSALEM (AFP) - Israeli guards supposedly keeping a round-the-clock watch on a mystery dual nationality prisoner held in isolation failed to notice his suicide for a full hour, a newspaper reported on Thursday.

Although his cell was fitted with four CCTV cameras, the guards did not see Ben Zygier, identified by media as an Australian-Israeli Mossad agent, remove a sheet from his bed and take it with him into the shower cubicle.

"For an unknown reason, none of the guards discerned him doing that," the Yediot Aharonot newspaper reported.

It said that one camera covered the shower "in a way that allowed for the prisoner's head to be visible without invading his more intimate privacy."