On 11 March 2011, Japan was hit with the largest earthquake in its recorded history. The earthquake and its following tsunami crippled Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant on the east coast, about 150 miles north of Tokyo. Shocked by these events, and his long-standing campaign against the nuclear industry Mordechai Vanunu sent the following message, on the anniversary of the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945.
Mordechai Vanunu, an honorary member of the NUJ, who served 18 years in prison for revealing Israel’s secret nuclear programme, has been placed under house arrest pending criminal charges for allegedly breaching the terms of his 2004 release, which includes a ban on contacts with foreigners. Continue reading No happy new year for Mordechai
This April sees the first anniversary of the release of Mordechai Vanunu, the Israeli nuclear whistleblower.
Vanunu walked out of Ashkelon prison on 21 April 2004, but he was still not a free man.
In an attempt to silence him, the authorities imposed draconian restrictions on him. Using laws dating from the time of the British Mandate in Palestine, he was denied a passport and may not leave the country for a year (this restriction expires on 21 April 2005). Continue reading Vanunu – released but still not free