The Plight of Vanunu Mordechai
It was a great thing to see Liu Xiaobo awarded the Nobel Peace Prize yesterday - and it will go some way to restoring the award's credibility...However, there is another man of conscience - Mordechai Vanunu in Israel - whose restriction of movement consitutes a dreadful breach of human rights. It is a shocking thing th...at this man - passed over many times for the Peace prize - is still subject to terrible injustices and restrictions upon his freedom. Earlier this year Vanunu was jailed for 3 months "for meeting foreigners". I paraphrase the judgement against him but it is an indictment on Western governments that so little has been done to secure his liberty.
Posted October 9, 2010 at 7:01 AM