Mishpat Tzedek Party
The Mishpat Tzedek (Fair Trial) Party for Judicial Reform and the Release of Yigal Amir is headed by Rabin assassin Yigal Amir’s wife, Larissa Trimbobler-Amir. The party’s goals are to obtain a retrial for Amir as well as other unjustly jailed prisoners, to improve prison conditions and advance reforms in the legal system.
Yigal Amir’s mother, Geula Amir, is placed number six on the list of eight candidates presented by the new party.
Yigal Amir is serving a life sentence. He was married while in prison in 2004.
The Central Elections Committee banned the party from participating in the March 2020 election, but the decision was overturned by Israel’s High Court.
Sources: Raoul Wootliff, “Wife of jailed Rabin assassin Yigal Amir registers party calling for his freedom,” Times of Israel, (January 14, 2020);
“Yigal Amir’s Wife Registers Party For Upcoming Elections To Free Her Husband,” The Yeshiva World, (January 15, 2020);
“Supreme Court overturns decision to ban Arab MK Heba Yazbak, Yigal Amir party,” Arutz Sheva, (February 9, 2020).