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Mordechai Vanunu

Israeli Anti-Nuclear Whistleblower
and Prisoner of Conscience

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"I acted on behalf of all citizens and all of humanity."

 

"I have sacrificed my freedom and risked my life in order to expose the danger of nuclear weapons which threatens this whole region." --- Mordechai Vanunu


In fall 1986 Mordechai Vanunu, an Israeli citizen who had been employed at the Dimona Nuclear Power Plant in the Negrev Desert, gave evidence to the London Sunday Times newspaper that Israel was developing nuclear weapons. He wanted to inform the world.  It was an act of conscience. He was convicted of treason and sentenced to 18 years in Israeli prison. He spent the first eleven and a half years in solitary confinement. He was released from prison April 21, 2004 with severe restrictions on his activities for at least the next six months and possibly indefinitely. Vanunu may not communicate with foreigners and may not travel into certain areas of Israel.

Vanunu acted for humanity ... his arrest story ...

April 21, 2004 Prison Release News Story and Photo

How Vanunu is silenced and restricted --- Updates on Vanunu's Current Situation


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