Thursday, 28 July 2011

Vanunu is not an Israeli citizen - let him out, Israel

In his letter last May to Eli Yishai, the Interior Minister of Israel, Mordechai Vanunu pointed out that the Knesset had just passed a law that removed the citizenship of anyone convicted of
espionage or treason, and that as he had been so convicted he should be deprived of his citizenship.

Mordechai spent 18 years in prison in Ashkelon, Israel, for blowing the whistle on Israel's nuclear armaments. Since his release he has not been allowed to leave Israel and lives under stringent security.

As of today, Mordechai has not received a reply to his letter.

Because of this delay his lawyer, Avigdor Feldman, went to the High Court in mid July to insist on a response. The Court ruled that Mordechai's petition, now over two months old, must be answered within 30 days, which should be by August 13th.

If you can, please write a letter in support of Mordechai to any local or national paper, media outlet or government member.

And you can email Mordechai at: You may not get an answer but be sure all support will be welcome.

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