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Israeli court convicts Mordechai Vanunu – again!

Vanunu,MordechaiIsraeli Nuclear Whistleblower Vanunu Convicted of Violating Restraining Orders http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.767211, 24 Jan 17 
Jerusalem court convicts the man who spent 18 years behind bars of holding unauthorized meetings with two American citizens three years ago and failing to report his move to another apartment inside the same building.
Jerusalem Magistrates Court has convicted Mordechai Vanunu of violating restraining orders imposed since his release a decade ago after spending 18 years in prison for leaking Israeli nuclear secrets to the media.
In its verdict on Monday the court also acquitted Vanunu of violating two other orders.
Vanunu had been jailed for leaking information to the media from his place of employment at the Dimona nuclear reactor in the 1980s.
The restraining orders barred Vanunu from meeting with foreign citizens, required him to report about any change of address and barred him from reporting any information he had received as a reactor employee.
The indictment accused him of three violations: Holding unauthorized meetings with two American citizens in Jerusalem three years ago, and changing his address without notification, for moving to a different apartment in the same building and reporting about it as part of an interview with Channel 2 television.
Regarding the change of address Judge Yaron Mintikovich called it a “minor change of moving from one apartment to another inside the same building.”
The judge called it a technical violation rather than criminal. He was acquitted of a third offense because the state had failed to prove that he had found out about information he provided to Channel 2 while working at the reactor, rather than afterwards.
No sentence was immediately given.
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January 25, 2017 - Posted by | civil liberties, Israel

3 Comments »

  1. On 18 January Vanunu tweeted that he was convicted of speaking to 2 foreigners.

    In 2015 the 60 year old Vanunu wed for the first time to a foreigner! Professor Kristin Joachimsen has filed all the paper work for Vanunu’s asylum to Norway.

    In 2015, Vanunu spoke in Hebrew on Israel TV essentially to plead his case to the public:

    “I GOT MARRIED THREE MONTHS AGO. I CAN’T GET A JOB HERE, SO SHE IS THE BREADWINNER. I WANT TO LIVE MY LIFE, START MY LIFE ANEW. I’M FINISHED WITH THIS ENTIRE [NUCLEAR] STORY, AND I’VE SAID THIS HUNDREDS OF TIMES. I HAVE NO MORE SECRETS TO TELL, AND I WANT THEM TO LET ME LEAVE AND GO LIVE ABROAD WITH MY WIFE, AND THAT’S THE END OF THE STORY.”

    On 22 January Vanunu TWEETED that he will return to Israel Supreme Court on 30/1/2017 “Asking the Israel Justice court to cancel the restrictions, one of them is not to leave the state…”

    Ever since Vanunu emerged from 18 years behind bars on 21 April 2004, he has endured under draconian restrictions including he not speak to foreigners and not leave “the only democracy in the Middle East.”

    Because Israel has persisted to refuse Vanunu the right to fade into the world THIS AMERICAN has persisted to tell the Vanunu Saga in articles and books ever since I met Vanunu in 2005 during my first of 8 investigative journeys to both sides of The Wall.

    -Eileen Fleming THIS AMERICAN is the Senior NON-Arab Correspondent for USA’s TheArabDailyNews:
    http://thearabdailynews.com/author/eileen-fleming/

    Author of 8 books;
    https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00IZA7460

    I am currently creating the documentary “THIS AMERICAN”
    https://www.generosity.com/faith-religion-fundraising/vanunu-mordechai-this-american-documentary/x/2253316

    Comment by eileenflemingbooks | January 26, 2017 | Reply

  2. In this excerpt from “30 Minutes with Vanunu” he speaks about state torture by solitary confinement:

    Comment by eileenflemingbooks | January 26, 2017 | Reply

  3. In this excerpt Vanunu invites “all the Christians to come and see the real wailing wall-the apartheid wall”

    Comment by eileenflemingbooks | January 26, 2017 | Reply


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