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The 3rd of this October and Vanunu Mordechai

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Unless Israel changes the date again, Mordechai Vanunu will learn the Court's decision on October 3, 2011 if he will be allowed his inalienable right to leave the state and here's hoping what Vanunu said in 2006 will not be a self-fulfilling prophecy:


Mordechai Vanunu Addresses Israel's Intent RE: Solitary Confinement


Vanunu mordechai

vanunuvmjc (1 week ago) Hi.
The court hearing about the restrictions,not to speak to foreigners,not to leave israel will be on Oct'? 3.(it is possible the date will be changed),I will write on any changes,
About canceling my israel citizenship,we are waiting to hear from Interior minister or we will have one more court hearing. We are waiting for israel to End this case,they must give me my Freedom Now!!!.

On March 4, 2011, I wrote: Before Manning and Assange: There was Vanunu Mordechai, which bears repeating now:

[USA-Israel]--On March 2, 2011, The Army announced it had filed 22 additional charges against Pfc. Bradley E. Manning, the soldier suspected of providing classified government documents published by the WikiLeaks anti-secrecy group. The counts against him involve the leaking of the Afghan and Iraq war logs as well as the quarter million State Department cables disseminated last year.

CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reported that the new charges formally accused Manning of using unauthorized software on government computers to extract classified information, illegally download it and transmit the data for public release by what the Army termed "the enemy."

CBS Radio News chief legal analyst Andrew Cohen reported that military officials look like they want to throw the book at Manning, not just to punish him, but also to send a message to other service members who may be tempted to do what Manning allegedly did.

In a written statement detailing the new charges, the Army said that if Manning were convicted of all charges he would face life in prison, plus reduction in rank to the lowest enlisted pay grade, a dishonorable discharge and loss of all pay and allowances, but they are not seeking the death penalty. [1]

No mention was made regarding the fact that on January 27, 2011, McClatchy Newspapers reported that Bradley Manning's, direct supervisor warned that Manning had thrown chairs at colleagues and shouted at higher-ranking soldiers in the year he was stationed at Fort Drum, N.Y., and advised he not be sent to Iraq, where his job entailed accessing classified documents through the Defense Department's computer system. But superior officers ignored that advice because the unit was short of intelligence analysts and needed Manning's skills.

"An Army report into the service's high suicide rate concluded in July that military commanders had become so focused on training troops for deployment that they no longer had the time to address issues such as alcoholism, prescription drug abuse and even violence, and instead hoped they'd disappear in combat"The result was a "comedy of errors' as one commander after another assumed someone else was addressing Manning's problems, one official said." [2]

Manning has been held in solitary confinement at the Marine brig in Quantico, Virginia, in inhumane conditions. White House press secretary Robert Gibbs had recently admitted that the White House was not paying attention to Bradley Manning's extreme confinement conditions, or the fact that pre-approved visitors of Bradley's have been detained and interrogated by military police in order to block their scheduled visit.

"Military pre-trial confinement is supposed to be about ensuring a soldier's presence at court martial, yet for eight months now Manning has been subjected to extreme pre-trial punishment through the arbitrary use of rarely applied regulations--specifically the "maximum security classification' and the "prevention of injury' order. Manning is allowed no meaningful physical exercise, he is allowed no social interaction with other inmates, he is kept in his cell at least 23 hours per day, and he is not allowed out of his cell without restraints"There is no allegation that Manning did anything but share truthful information with the American public regarding the realities of our nation's ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, with absolutely no benefit to himself, in order to spark public debate regarding foreign policy." [3]

In 2002, President Bush declared U.S. citizen, Jose Padilla an enemy combatant and he was stripped of all rights and detained at a Navy brig in South Carolina where he was held in solitary isolation for 43 months and denied access to an attorney for two years.

Forensic Psychiatrist Angela Hegarty examined Padilla [in 2006] and concluded the extreme isolation and torture had left Padilla essentially brain damaged, "What happened at the brig was essentially the destruction of a human being's mind."[4]

From 1986 to 2004, Israel kept Vanunu in a tomb sized windowless cell-most all of it in solitary confinement.When he was released he was forbidden to leave the state and speak to foreigners.

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Eileen Fleming,is a Citizen of CONSCIENCE for US House of Representatives 2012 Founder of WeAreWideAwake.org Staff Member of Salem-news.com, A Feature Correspondent for Arabisto.com Producer "30 Minutes with Vanunu" and "13 Minutes with Vanunu" (more...)
 

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I learned about it from Vanunu in 2005, during my ... by eileen fleming on Sunday, Oct 2, 2011 at 8:14:05 AM