According to a report in today’s Guardian, Mordechai Vanunu, the Israeli nuclear whistle-blower is facing charges of violating the terms of his release 12 years after his release following 18 years in prison. On his release in 2004, he was subjected to a series of restraining orders, some of which he has violated in recent years, the justice ministry said.
The Campaign for a Nuclear-Free Middle East writes… “Last year, on 26 April, we held a well-supported vigil at the Israeli Embassy in London, to mark the 10th year since Mordechai Vanunu was released from Ashkelon prison, only to be put under severe restrictions of his rights to freedom of speech, association and movement. In particular he was refused the right to leave Israel as he wished. These restrictions have continued ever since. Continue reading Support the Vanunu vigil on 10 October
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.