Vanunu in court

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Israeli nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu was, at the time of going to press, waiting to be sentenced after being found guilty in January of talking to two US citizens in East Jerusalem without permission from the Israeli authorities.

This breached conditions imposed after Vanunu was released from prison in 2004. He had served 18 years in prison for telling the world about Israel’s nuclear weapons arsenal.

Vanunu is waiting to hear about his latest appeal to quash these conditions, which also prevent him from leaving Israel. The Israeli government argues that Vanunu remains a security risk because of his employment in Israel’s nuclear weapons factory over 31 years ago.

Topics: Nuclear Weapons