Nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu has urged Israel to let him leave the country and join his wife abroad. Vanunu was released in 2004 after 18 years in prison after talking to The Sunday Times about Israel’s secret nuclear programme. Israeli spies abducted Vanunu from Rome in a ‘honeytrap’ operation and transported him to Israel where he was jailed as a traitor after a secret trial. On 4 September, Channel 2, a Hebrew language station in Israel, broadcast an interview with Vanunu.
An update on my blog of 5 April ‘Help Mordechai pay this outrageous fine’ from Vanunu supporters in the UK in a recent circular reads as follows:
‘Following the appeal we sent out in March we can report the very good news that Mordechai has now been able to pay the legal costs awarded against him after losing his libel action, some years ago, against Yediot Aharonot. Thanks to a good response to appeals sent out by us and Mordechai the £6,750 was raised and paid very quickly.
When will the hounding by the Israeli authorities of Mordechai Vanunu, the man who blew the whistle on Israel’s nuclear arsenal nearly thirty years ago stop? Not content with dragging him back to court since his release from prison in 2004, stripping him of his human rights and refusing to let him leave the country, he has now been presented with the bill for the legal costs of an Israeli newspaper when the court rejected his claim for libel against the newspaper, some ten years ago.
Mordechai sent out the following e-mail on 23rd March. Continue reading Help Mordechai Vanunu pay this outrageous fine