In 1986, Mordechai Vanunu was kidnapped in Rome by members of the Mossad - the Israeli secret police. He was taken to Israel and put in prison for 18 years. Vanunu spent over 11 years in solitary confinement. His crime? Revealing to the world a secret and illegal nuclear WMD program. Vanunu was released from prison in April or 2004.
Today, Mordechai Vanunu was re-arrested:
On Thursday morning, about 20 police commandos wearing bulletproof vests and wielding machine guns burst into the walled compound of St. George's Anglican church where Vanunu took sanctuary in a guesthouse after his release, arresting him as he ate breakfast.
Mordechai Vanunu is being accused, again, of revealing state secrets. The charges are ludicrous, as Vanunu revealed what he knew long ago. Vanunu is being persecuted for continuing to work to eradicate the world of nuclear weapons, for fighting for peace.
Contact the Israeli Embassy and demand the Mordechai Vanunu be released immediately:
Israeli Embassy: (202) 364-5500
Public & Interreligious Affairs: (202) 364-5542
Political Department: (202)364-5581/2
Press Office: (202) 364-5538
If you are not in the United States, contact Israeli ambassador in your country: http://www.embassyworld.com/embassy/israel1.html.
Call your Congressman, write your local paper - demand that this story be covered and that Vanunu be released before he is forced to suffer any further.
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