kdjgbn | 30.10.2002 22:12
Does anyone know the result of the hearing detailed in the letter to the guardian below ?
Time to free Vanunu
Tuesday October 29, 2002
Today Mordechai Vanunu will take his place in an Israeli court, submitting a case for his immediate parole after serving well over two-thirds of an 18-year sentence.
Vanunu was kidnapped from Rome by Mossad agents because he told the Sunday Times of Israel's secret stockpile of nuclear weapons, manufactured at Dimona Nuclear Research Centre, where he had worked as a junior technician. Concerned about the proliferation of nuclear weapons in the Middle East, Vanunu gave his information because he thought the world should know the truth, and the Israeli public have the chance to debate the threat posed by their possession of these weapons.
In the interests of justice Vanunu's parole application should be granted. Holding him for over 16 years in prison, 12 of which were spent in solitary confinement, has been condemned by Amnesty International as inhuman. Vanunu's continued imprisonment cannot be justified. He has suffered enough; his calls for peace should be made beyond prison walls.
Ben Birnberg, Bruce Kent, Yael Lotan, Harold Pinter, Andrew Wilski, Susannah York
Campaign to Free Vanunu