Nobel peace laureates call on Israel to release whistleblower

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The Nobel Women’s Initiative is calling on the Israeli government to lift the restrictions placed on nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu – including a court order preventing the former nuclear technician from leaving the country. Israeli officials jailed Vanunu in 1986, after he reportedly disclosed to media the inner workings of Israel’s Dimona nuclear plant. Vanunu spent 18 years in jail, including 10 years in solitary confinement. Since being released in 2004, Vanunu still faces severe restrictions that violate his rights to freedom of movement, freedom of expression, and freedom of assembly. In 2011, the high court of Israel barred him from emigrating from Israel on the grounds that he still poses a threat to national security. Vanunu maintains that he has revealed all that he knows about the Israeli nuclear…
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Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate appeals to Shimon Perez and Israeli Government, to do the right thing and Free Vanunu…..

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Today an Israeli court decided to keep Nuclear Whistleblower, Mordechai Vanunu under house arrest for giving an Israeli media interview. Vanunu’s appeal against house arrest in connection with this interview has been denied, and this is added to the unjust and inhuman treatment he has received for revealing in l986 that Israel was building nuclear bombs. He has served l8 years in prison, including eleven In solitary and since release has been a virtual prisoner within Jerusalem, unable to leave the country, use internet, speak to journalists, foreigners, etc., all actions against international law as he is a prisoner of conscience. Maguire said: ‘After 3l years of punishment, Mordechai should be allowed to leave Israel, he is no threat to Israeli security, and it is wrong of the Israeli gov.,…
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