VANUNU MORDECHAI J.C.

The e-petition:
"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

Details of Petition:

"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 Government's response:

"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."

VANUNU MORDECHAI J.C.