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.
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.