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Whoa_Nelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 01:33 AM
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Man who revealed Israel's nuclear secret set for release
By Margaret Coker, Palm Beach Post-Cox News Service
Sunday, April 18, 2004



ASHKELON, Israel -- Back in the mid-1980s, when the world was riveted by the terrifying Chernobyl meltdown and fears of nuclear Armageddon, Mordechai Vanunu decided to become a whistle-blower or -- depending on one's point of view -- a traitor.

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Nervous that Vanunu could lead a campaign to pressure Israel to dismantle its weapons program -- especially now when the world's attention is focused on weapons of mass destruction -- Israeli authorities have told Vanunu that he will not be released from prison unless he agrees to heavy restrictions on his movements, speech and associations.

They also want Vanunu to agree not to leave Israel, although the Christian convert says he wants to live in the United States.

Vanunu has refused so far to comply with the government's terms, telling his family and his lawyer that after spending nearly two decades in jail for something he considers an act of conscience, he won't amend his beliefs now.

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nonbelief Donating Member (122 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 02:55 AM
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1. His Brother
His brother was charged with violating Israeli "security" by revealing to the press the circumstances of Vanunu's illegal kidnapping by Mossad agents.

He is now an Australian citizen and believes his brother will not be safe in the United States.
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