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Prisoner X was a male prisoner in Ayalon Prison whose alleged suicide there in mid-December 2010 was reported shortly afterwards, although the very existence of this prisoner would neither be denied nor confirmed by Israel.
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Late on 13 February 2013, this article on the website of The Telegraph said
Israel was tonight forced to make a public admission of the secret jailing and mysterious death of "Prisoner X", believed to be an Australian-born Mossad agent, as the strict censorship around the case began to crack. A statement from the Justice Ministry said the man, identified by Australian television as Ben Zygier, 34, had been "imprisoned according to a court order" and that his full rights were "retained".Richard Silverstein has suggested that the notion of Prisoner X being Asgari was planted by Israeli agents in order to deflect attention from the truth.