"We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to
put British pressure on Israel (and USA), to free Mordechai Vanunu."
Below are the results
of the petition that was put on line some weeks ago. It is now closed
and there has been a Government response.
-March 15 2008
"Mordechai Vanunu is an Israeli former nuclear technician who revealed
details of Israel's nuclear weapons program to the British press in 1986.
He was lured to Italy and subsequently abducted in Rome by an Israeli
Mossad agent and smuggled to Israel, where he was tried in secret and
convicted of treason. Mordechai Vanunu spent 18 years in prison, including
more than 11 years served in solitary confinement. Vanunu was released
from prison in 2004, subject to a broad array of restrictions on his speech
and movement. Since then he has been briefly arrested several times for
multiple violations of those restrictions, including giving various interviews
to foreign journalists and attempting to leave Israel. The court proceedings
are ongoing, as well as Vanunu's appeal to the Supreme Court of the restrictions
on his speech and movement. This is such a blatant violation of human
rights and there is no world authority able to do anything. Google Vanunu
and you will find see!."
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"The British Government takes Mr Vanunu's case very seriously. We
raised Mr Vanunu's case with the Israeli government on a number of occasions
during his detention. After Mr Vanunu was released, we then raised the
conditions of his release with the Israeli government. Our ability to
intervene in his case is limited as he is not a British national. But
we have made our concerns very clear to the Israeli government and will
continue to raise his case with them when we judge it appropriate."