Prisoner X secret revealed? According to an article at The Daily Mail, the Prisoner X secret has been revealed. Reports posted earlier today say the 34-year-old man, who was dubbed "Prisoner X" was locked away "in a jail within a jail" in Israel.
Sources claim the man, who committed suicide in the high-security Israeli jail back in 2010 after being held in secrecy for months, was Ben Zygier. The Melbourne man had been recruited by the Israeli spy agency Mossad.
Soon after reports surfaced online about the Prisoner X secret, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office asked Israeli editors not to publish the story he called 'very embarrassing to a certain government agency'.
All reference to the Australian report vanished from Israeli news sites after the request was made.
"The phenomenon of journalists volunteering to censor information at the request of the authorities is patently undemocratic," says Meretz party leader Zahava Gal-On. "I had hoped that this would have ended decades ago. In a democracy, censorship is justified only out of security considerations, subject to the High Court, which ensures that it is justified and that there truly is immediate certainty of harming [national] security," he added.
What are your thoughts on the Prisoner X secret, and the Israeli government attempting to keep any reports of the prisoner quiet.