Israeli nuclear whistleblower out of prison again
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Last Updated: Monday, August 09, 2010, 00:15
Jerusalem: An Israeli nuclear whistleblower who spent 18 years behind bars has been released from jail after serving an additional three months for violating his release terms.

Mordechai Vanunu was imprisoned in 1986 for disclosing secret details of Israel's nuclear program to the London Sunday Times.

Experts concluded from his information and pictures that Israel had hundreds of nuclear bombs. Israel has never admitted that.

Upon release in 2004, he was forbidden from speaking to foreigners. He was jailed again for contacting foreigners, including journalists.

After his release today, Vanunu said, "All this harassing me and arresting me again and again is Israel's problem, not my problem."

He was speaking in English, as he refuses to speak in public in his native Hebrew.


First Published: Monday, August 09, 2010, 00:15

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