Vanunu detained in Jerusalem for “talking to foreigners”

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Man who revealed Israel’s nuclear secrets detained in Jerusalem for talking to foreigners

Nearly thirty years ago, in the fall of 1986, Mordechai Vanunu, a low-level technician at Israel’s Dimona nuclear reactor, left Israel for a trip to the Far East. He settled in Australia, converted to Christianity, and sometime in August that year began to talk with Peter Hounam, a London Sunday Times reporter, about what he saw at Dimona. He spent eighteen years in jail, eleven of these years in solitary confinement, and was released, under severe restrictions, in 2004. Last Thursday he was detained in Jerusalem for violating one of his release conditions: he talked with two foreigners, that is, non-Israelis, for more than half-an-hour.

Nearly thirty years ago, in the fall of 1986, Mordechai  Vanunu, a low-level technician at Israel’s Dimona nuclear reactor, left Israel for a trip to the Far East. He settled in Australia, converted…

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