Israeli nuclear whistleblower out of prison again

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.

Last Updated: Aug 09, 2010, 00:15 AM IST

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.

PTI