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posted 17 April 2004 10:37 PM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
'Freed' Vanunu faces a life sentence

THE man who blew the whistle on Israel’s secret nuclear weapons programme leaves jail this week, only to be imprisoned again in his own country, where he is reviled as a traitor.

After serving 18 years behind bars for revealing classified secrets to the world, Mordechai Vanunu, will close the door on his prison cell but he will not be a free man.

Vanunu, now 49, was a former technician at Israel’s top secret Dimona nuclear facility in the southern Negev desert when he decided to blow the cover off the country’s weapons programme in 1986.

Hmm. You know, secret trials and kidnappings are usually more characteristic of a banana republic.

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