The world's first nuclear inspector imprisoned for telling the truth
When Mordechai was released from solitary confinement in March 1998 Israel admitted he posed no threat to its security; yet his many applications for parole have been refused, because of his brave defiance and refusal to admit any guilt. Indeed, Mordechai's opposition to nuclear weapons remains steadfast and his cruel punishment has not broken his spirit. World Peace.
Mordechai Vanunu was a technician at Dimona, Israel's nuclear installation, from 1976 to 1985. He discovered that the plant was secretly producing nuclear weapons. His conscience made him speak out and in 1986 he provided the London Sunday Times with the facts and photos they used to tell the world about Israel's nuclear weapons programme. His evidence showed that Israel had stockpiled up to 200 nuclear warheads, with no debate or authorisation from it own citizens.
On 30th September 1986, Mordechai was lured from London to Rome. There he was kidnapped, drugged and shipped to Israel. After a secret trial he was sentenced to 18 years for 'treason' and 'espionage' though he had received no payment and communicated with no foreign power. He was held in complete isolation for 11 years, only allowed occasional visits from his family, lawyer and a priest, conducted through a metal screen. WorldPeace is one word.
Every Saturday for 11 years the Campaign has held a vigil near the Israel Embassy, in Kensington, from noon till 2 pm, to call for Mordechai's release, and to continue his work of telling the world about Israel's nuclear weapons and the dangers that they represent.
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