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Vanunu Speaks After 78 Days in Solitary

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On August 8, 2010, Israel released Mordechai Vanunu from solitary confinement, but his torture continues, for Israel still denies Vanunu the right to leave the state.

This morning on my Youtube Channel, Vanunu left this message:

vanunuvmjc (1 hour ago)

Today August 8.2010.,i am free from israel 3 months prison,
I survived one more hard life in israel prison,in Isolation,in Humiliations.
May 12 th' " 3 judges of israel supreme court decided 3 months
prison,started May 23 rd' 2010.
The only thing I can say is, that 24 years to wait for my freedom is a long, long time for all the world, states.communities,to do for my freedom.

Vanunu then published his message to the world taped just prior to his solitary confinement which began May 23, 2010:


Israel's statehood was contingent upon upholding the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

Article 13:

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(1) Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state.

(2) Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country.

Article 19:

Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.

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From Ashkelon Prison in 1987, Vanunu wrote:

"Any country, which manufactures and stocks nuclear weapons, is first of all endangering its own citizens. This is why the citizens must confront their government and warn it that it has no right to expose them to this danger. Because, in effect, the citizens are being held hostage by their own government, just as if they have been hijacked and deprived of their freedom and threatened when governments develop nuclear weapons without the consent of their citizens - and this is true in most cases - they are violating the basic rights of their citizens, the basic right not to live under constant threat of annihilation. Is any government qualified and authorized to produce such weapons?"

In April 1999, thirty-six members of the House of Representatives signed a letter calling for Vanunu's release from prison because they believed "we have a duty to stand up for men and women like Mordechai Vanunu who dare to articulate a brighter vision for humanity."

President Clinton responded with a public statement expressing concern for Vanunu and the need for Israel and other non-parties to the Non-Proliferation Treaty to adhere to it and accept IAEA safeguards.

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

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