Mordechai Vanunu (Israel, RLA 1987)
The Right Livelihood Award Foundation condemns Vanunu’s renewed incarceration!
The Israeli Supreme Court has decided to send Mordechai Vanunu back to jail for three months. He was released from his 18 year sentence for revealing the existence of Israel’s atomic weapons in 2004 and arrested for giving interviews to foreign media in 2007.
After a long court battle he was found guilty and again sentenced to jail. His lawyers managed to have his sentence reduced to community service. In the absence of safe community service possibilities in his area the court now decided to impose the original sentence.