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Whistle-blower II

On 11 September, Jerusalem district court refused an appeal by Israeli nuclear whistle-blower Mordechai Vanunu aimed at overturning his recent house arrest.

His crime was giving an interview to Israeli broadcaster Channel 2 – which his lawyers say had been given prior approval by an Israeli military censor.

Vanunu spent 18 years in prison, including more than 11 in solitary confinement, for revealing secrets about Israel’s nuclear weapons programme.